Vanessa Hudgens has opened up to Shape about her aversion to pure water – so much so that she admitted she passed out twice from dehydration.
The 32-year-old actress has since added a businesswoman on her resume after launching her own line of cactus water to quench her thirst. Founded with friend and actor Oliver Trevena, Hudgens described Caliwater as “a breed of its own” with “many health benefits.”
“Everyone who knows me knows that I am bad at drinking water. I am always dehydrated. It’s a problem, ”she told ET earlier this year.
“But now that I have Caliwater, I call it my ‘Candy Water’ because it’s actually something I want to drink.”
“It’s got a lot of electrolytes, so it’s great for rehydration, and it’s really great anti-inflammatory. It has a ton of antioxidants that are really good for your skin. It has antiviral properties. It can lower bad cholesterol. It can regulate blood sugar levels. So it’s really a kind of miracle plan. “
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Real Nutrition New York’s nutritionist and nutritionist Amy Shapiro told Byrdie that cactus water is beneficial for hangovers, exercise, or illness.
“Since it has electrolytes and a little bit of sugar, it will replenish your fluids and hydration will keep you going,” Shapiro said.
“Cactus also contains the amino acid taurine, which can help repair muscle damage that occurs during exercise.
“Like almost everything with electrolytes, cactus water can help keep you hydrated when exercising, having a hangover, or treating illnesses such as gastrointestinal disorders or colds.”
A month after launching Caliwater, Hudgens teamed up with singer-songwriter Madison Beer to launch her own skincare brand, Know Beauty. “I’m proud to have companies that I believe in and want to share with everyone,” she told Shape. “Working on them is a fun, creative expression for me that doesn’t depend on getting the next one [acting] Job.”