Do you like subtle yet nutrient-filled coconut water or birch sap? Then bamboo water might for you! As you may already know, bamboo is amongst the fastest growing plants on the planet, with certain varieties growing up to a metre in a 24-hour period. It grows mainly in South and South-East Asia. Read on for these Top 5 Benefits of Drinking Bamboo Water!
1. Slows Down the Aging Process
Bamboo water is claimed to have a useful number of antioxidants, which, as far as we are aware, supports the repair and prevention of DNA damage caused by free radicals.
2. Good for Your Skin and Hair
Bamboo water can help prevent wrinkles by boosting collagen production thanks to its high silica content.
3. Helps Maintain Good Bone Health
The silica content in bamboo water also ensures that your bones are kept in good shape.
4. Lowers Cholesterol
According to some studies on mice, bamboo extract appears to significantly reduce cholesterol, which can help prevent strokes and other cardiovascular diseases.
5. Antimicrobial Effects
Bamboo water is suggested to have antimicrobial properties that protect you from various bacterias and strengthen your immune system. It contains abundant flavonoids such as lactones, polyphenols, glycosides, homoorientin, vitexin, isovitexin, tricin and orientin which help prevent disease including common colds and flu.
Bamboo water is a relative newcomer in terms of the water market -more research needs to be done to confirm its full spectrum benefits on humans. With its naturally low sugar content (check the bottle for added-sugar versions) and refreshing subtle taste, it makes a great alternative to coconut and birch water. It might even help inspire, you to get YOUR Zen-Fit ON as well! Let us know your thoughts on bamboo water below, join in the conversation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!