Every person on this planet drinks something every day. It’s very important to chose our drinks carefully. Let’s talk about 10 most beneficial and healthy drinks that you can enjoy every day:
Obviously, we start with water, because nothing can compare with it! Water helps flash out toxins from the system, improves digestion and boosts the metabolism. Water is the very essential substance for the healthy functioning of our body. It’s recommended to drink, at least, 8 glasses of water a day, for men, even more.
2) Orange juice.
Orange juice is rich in vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant; it can help improve and reinforce the functioning of immune system, protecting your body from various diseases, including cancer and cataract, increasing levels of good DHL cholesterol levels.
3) Beetroot juice.
Beetroot juice is not very popular, but it’s extremely beneficial. You can find beetroot juice in health food stores, blend it at home or mix it with other fresh fruits and veggies’ juices. Beets are rich in vitamins and can tremendously improve your overall health, lower your blood pressure, increase your stamina and boost your immune system.
4) Hot Chocolate.
This tasty drink not only can help improve one’s mood, thanks to the production of serotonin, but also can help protect against heart disease, because cocoa is rich in antioxidants that help protect body cells against oxidative damage. When talking about hot chocolate, I mean the one that contains, at least, 60% of cocoa.
5) Various smoothies made from fresh fruits and veggies.
Did you know that drinking freshly made fruits’ or vegetables’ smoothie is the same as to drink a fresh salad, with only one difference – making a smoothie is a lot quicker and easier, than making a salad. (Well, everyone has his/her own taste.) Fresh smoothie can become your prefect breakfast, snack or late night “amuse bouche”. Berries and citrus fruits are rich in Vitamin C; bananas taste delicious and are high in potassium; carrots, kale, celery and cucumber can be blended into a wonderful vitamins filled drink. Such fresh smoothies can help cleanse your body, enrich you with vitamins and, also, smoothies are best foods for wight loss; therefore, make sure you often treat yourself with this delicious gift of nature – fresh smoothie!
It’s very easy to make smoothies at home, just throw your chosen fresh ingredients into your blender and press the button. You can add some yogurt or ice according to your taste. It’s very easy, healthy and delicious! Avoid buying bottled juices and smoothies, because, often, they contain sugar and are high in sodium.
6) Mint tea.
Mint tea also stands strong in the list of healthiest drinks. It stimulates digestion, helps relax muscles and calm down nervous system, therefore, mint tea can be of great help for those who fight insomnia.
7) Pomegranate juice.
This juice can enrich your body with vitamins and antioxidants, making your immune system stronger and more resistant to diseases, preventing cancer, heart diseases and inflammation. Pomegranate juice can help normalize healthy functioning of the heart and can help strengthen blood vessels. Only, make sure that your pomegranate juice is not packed with sugar, otherwise it can have opposite to beneficial effect. Check the ingredients carefully.
8) Ginger drink.
You can add fresh slice of ginger to any tea or make a drink entirely from this amazing treasure of mother-nature. Place couple of thin slices of ginger into a cup of hot water and add a little bit of honey, wait for couple of minutes and your drink is ready! Ginger is known to have very powerful healing properties, improving digestion and, even, relieving pain (stomach ache or arthritis pain, for example), thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
9) Green tea.
Green tea is one of the most well known and healthiest drinks on the planet. Rich in antioxidants, green tea can help protect your body from the risk of cancer and heart attack, fighting free radicals and boosting immune system.
10) Lemon drink.
Warm lemon water drink can become your perfect morning beverage to help you kick-start your day wonderfully. It can help cleanse your body, boost your immune system, balance PH levels, energize you and, even, help you to lose weight. Just squeeze half of a lemon into a cup with warm water, add some honey (you can add couple of table spoons of aloe Vera juice, which is also an amazing, rich in vitamins, healthy drink) and your morning energy drink is ready! Drink it first thing in the morning before you eat something. It’s a perfect drink to start off your day and it can become a good substitute of your morning coffee.
What are your favorite healthy drinks? Share your thoughts in the comment’s section below.