Are you in on the new birch sap craze?

Do you remember when coconut water was the brand new health drink craze? Full of goodness, great for rehydration and the must for anyone doing any kind of exercise. Well, I think birch sap is going to take the market by storm in much the same way pretty soon, and I was sent some Nordic Koivu Birch Sap Drink to try – thanks to MyPure.

It’s been enjoyed by the Baltic and Nordic countries for many years, and now this mineral and vitamin rich tree sap is finding its way around the globe.  But it’s not just vitamins and minerals this luscious liquid contains – it’s packed with with a list as long as your arm of bio-available nutrients (enzymes, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, zinc, sodium, iron, vitamin C, fruit acids and amino acids), I really don’t see how it can be anything but good for you!

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So, what does this mean for us? Well, it’s meant to be detoxifying and have restorative properties, as well as helping to reduce the signs of ageing. In fact, the nutrients are everything the birch tree needs for it to burst back into life after being dormant for the winter. If it’s good enough to do that, it’s good enough for me!

Birch sap is a natural diuretic and helps to remove the toxins that only the liver and kidneys can eliminate. I think these kind of results would take a long term intake of birch sap, much like taking a vitamin or supplement.

On the other hand, it is very thirst quenching and it’s good for digestion, headaches and rehydrating the body in times of need. I’ve been taking a little every day for the past couple of weeks, and I’ve found it great. It tastes slightly sweet – somewhere between water and coconut water. I found diluting a little in a large glass of water created a long and refreshing drink.

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Birch Sap being Harvested

I’ve particularly enjoyed drinking it as a relaxing, after dinner meal and I’ve definitely noticed the digestive benefits (reduces/removes indigestion), much like taking a cup of peppermint tea. I’ve also enjoyed refreshing my body after yoga – it definitely has that thirst quenching property, and is much like coconut water in that regard.

I’m very impressed with birch sap – my skin has also been much clearer since I started drinking it, and I’d like to think it’s down to the power of detox, as well as all of the wonderful vitamins and minerals.

I’ll be very happy to see it lining the shelves next to coconut water in the near future!

Thanks for reading – have a wonderful week ahead!

I was sent this product free of charge from MyPure for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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