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Want a Drink? Try Cactus Water

Cactus water is the plant-based drink of the season, and you might be surprised by its benefits.

BY June 15, 2017


The summer heat is no joke, and while water is essential for hydration, it’s not exactly exciting for your taste buds.

Cactus water is the hot new plant-based drink that could give you some health benefits and keep you hydrated and healthy. It is known to be rich in antioxidants and taurine.

“Taurine is an amino acid that is naturally made in the body. It functions as a really powerful antioxidant, so it helps to quench free radicals and (reverse) muscle tissue damage,” says Shira Lenchewski, an LA-based dietitian for Elle magazine.

Typical cactus water on the market consists of prickly pear cactus extract, filtered water, organic sugar, organic lemon and added natural flavor.

So, enjoy the heat waves of summer with a glass of cactus water; your body will appreciate it, not to mention your taste buds.

Here are some options to chose from:

CALIWATER (Order online or find at The Fresh Market in Naples)

STEAZ (Find at Lucky’s Farmer Market on Tamiami Trail in Naples)

TRUENOPAL (Find at the Whole Foods Market in Mercato, Naples, or Earth Origins on Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers)



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