Via dailymail.co.uk- MANDY FRANCIS
- Coconut water, the trendy drink of this year, has been overtaken
- Birch tree sap carries an array of potential health and beauty benefits
- The thin watery liquid is tapped from tree trunks in early spring
- It’s already popular in Russia, Scandinavia and parts of Northern China
Super-hydrating coconut water may have been the health drink to be seen with this year. But in 2015, it’s birch water, a drink extracted from silver birch trees, that looks set to overtake it in the popularity stakes.
Why? Well, it’s thanks to its array of potential health and beauty benefits. With only 18 calories per 100ml, birch water contains lots of important, naturally occurring nutrients, such as antioxidant vitamin C, rehydrating potassium, immune system-boosting zinc, and copper — thought to have anti-ageing benefits.
The thin, watery sap is tapped from birch tree trunks in early spring and has been a popular drink and herbal remedy in Russia, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and even some parts of Northern China for centuries.
The thin, watery sap is tapped from birch tree trunks (pictured) in early spring and has been a popular drink in areas such as Russia and Northern China for centuries thanks to it’s health benefits
Credited with helping a range of maladies, from high cholesterol to flu, kidney stones, headaches, eczema, cellulite and dandruff, birch sap is also considered to have powerful hydrating. Read full article
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