Before the sap from Maple trees is boiled down to make pancake syrup, it is much thinner and not as sweet.
And just recently, a few companies started pasteurizing and bottling it.
They call it "maple water," which is an apt name. It's about the same as water, but it's a bit thicker and has a hint of maple sweetness.
A 16-ounce bottle has about six grams of sugar and up to 66 percent of the day's manganese,
which protects against disease-causing free radicals, joint damage, and inflammation.
Even though our muscles need some inflammation to heal after a workout, too much inflammation can break down good muscle mass and slow down metabolism.