The fast lifestyle requires a lot of junk food and unhealthy drinks like soda and sweet tea, who contain loads of calories and sugar. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize how drinking unhealthy drinks are bad for their health and body. If you can’t manage to eat healthy food every day, at least you can try drinking healthy drinks and improve your health!
Whether you’re on a diet or just want to be healthier, we’ll show you five healthiest drinks you should be drinking! Because they don’t require any heavy, boring and time-wasting preparation, you can drink these drinks anywhere, at work, at home, at the gym, etc.
WaterPeople most often forget to drink the most important drink in the world - water. Water is the most important drink for the body and you cannot replace it completely with any other beverage. According to The Institute of Medicine, it is recommended for men to drink at least 13 cups of water per day, while women should drink at least 9 cups of water. Besides, water is essential for the kidneys to function healthily.
This natural and powerful drink helps us to stay hydrated and remove waste products. Don’t take dehydration for granted. Dehydration has led to increased fatigue, anger, and confusion as well as mood problems and decreased vigor. Drinking water also helps maintain a healthy heart rate and blood pressure. Whether you're at work, at home or walking with friends, don't forget to bring a bottle of water!
Drinking green tea is not just an Asian fashion. Green tea is known for its health benefits in Asian countries for centuries, but luckily, we can enjoy its benefits here, too. According to Harvard University, green tea can be more powerful in fighting cell damage than vitamins C and E. What’s more great, if you’re caffeine addict, you can replace drinking coffee with drinking green tea and get antioxidants to your body with each cup. Green tea can help your body to reduce sharp increases in blood sugar after a meal. Because of that, people with type 2 diabetes adore green tea. Besides, green tea is known as the best beverage for cancer prevention. Antioxidants and nutrients in green tea improve brain function, reducing toxins, fat loss, but if you’re anemia suffer, avoid drinking green tea along with the meal.
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Although you certainly already know, let's remind ourselves how healthy lemon juice is. Lemon juice is a powerful and healthy drink that brings many benefits to our body. And it’s easy. Just 2 tablespoons stirred into a glass of water adds 14mg vitamin C! You can also drink lemon water like regular water and stay hydrated. Lemon juice can help you lose weight, reduce risk of heart disease, anemia, kidney stones and more. One regular-sized lemon contains 50mg of vitamin C. Juicing two lemons to warm water and drinking it in the morning is the great booster for your help.
Kombucha is a great drink, like other healthy fermented foods, that promote healthy bacteria in the gut. Healthy bacteria help to aid in digestion and in the absorption of vitamins and minerals. As kombucha contains antioxidants, it can kill harmful bacteria in your body. But, don’t overdrink it. One kombucha a day can provide you with healthy gut flora.
You may have seen how bloggers around the world adore drinking coconut water and post tons of pictures on social media. The truth is, the flavor of this tropical drink doesn’t fit everyone’s taste. But drinking coconut water can help you to hydrate the body and provide big amount of potassium. Potassium helps in maintaining a healthy heartbeat and regulating blood pressure. Although drinking coconut water is safe for most adults, drinking too much can cause stomach upset or increasing level of potassium in the blood.