Artichoke Water? Details on the Latest Diet Drink Craze
Did you go nuts for coconut water? Celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna and Rihanna are big endorsers of plant-based waters, and now there's a new drink fad hitting store shelves for summer -- artichoke water!
Arty brand artichoke water is a bottled beverage made using fresh California artichokes. It's plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, low-glycemic and cholesterol-free. An 8-ounce bottle of Arty water contains just 30 calories and 8 grams of sugar.
Why artichokes? Artichokes are both delicious and nutritious, but they can be time-consuming to prepare. The team of scientists behind Arty water figured out a way to use the heart, stem, leaf and flower of the artichoke, and squeeze it into a bottle that you can drink warm or cold. These plants have numerous health benefits including liver detoxification, lowered cholesterol, weight management, improved skin texture and immune system protection. Artichokes also contain disease-fighting potassium, vitamin C, and magnesium.
What does it taste like? Fans of the beverage say the artichoke water is a bit bitter at first, but leaves you with a minty after-taste. The bottle says it's flavored with lemon, apple and spearmint, and sweetened with blue agave and monk fruit extract.
Next two waters to watch! Birch tree and watermelon water are the next “it" waters to look for this summer.