Broaden your horizons today with 10-recommended health drinks that your body will love.
- Water. A Personal fav of mine, Water should be consumed the most out of all beverages, as it is the healthiest drink as I am sure you all know. Other reasons include
_ Increases energy & stops fatigue
_ Very important part of digestion
_ Improves skin complexion
_ Helps with weight loss
_ Saves money (After all it is free)
- Pomegranate Juice. Pomegranate is filled with antioxidants that may help prevent heart disease, lung cancer and prostate cancer. Beware that some diluted bottles are sweetened with unhealthy sugar. Be sure to check the labels to make sure you are drinking 100 % Pomegranate juice.
- Green Tea. Helps reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, cavities and osteoporosis. I would say also have to say that the fresher the product the better. I’ve heard a lot of complaints saying that it taste like grass which to my experience of drinking it, is not true if you buy it fresh.
- Cranberry Juice. This really helps to fight against gum disease. But as nutritionist I am aware that you must also limit your intake of any fruit juices because of the sugar content.than one glass Limit your intake to no more s (6 to 8 ounces) daily. Make sure once again to read the labels, it needs to say 100 % juice, not just juice drink.
- Ginger Tea. This will soothe the digestive upsets and even relieve nausea associated with motion sickness and pregnancy. The root contains anti – inflammatory compounds called gingerols which are helpful to relive the pain of arthritis (When drunk regularly). To make this brew, put one or two slices (make sure they are thin) of fresh ginger in to a cup of hot water for a few minutes. If you want to can even add honey to soften its spiciness.
- Lemon Juice. Helps clean out the liver and digestive system, and more than that the citrus contains a lot of vitamin C, which boost your immune system and may help prevent some cancers. As it’s summer I would suggest you fill an ice cube tray with freshly squeezed lemon juice, then freeze. Pop the cubes into a glass of water for your summer time drink.
- Soy Milk. Lowers the risk of heart disease, Soy milk contains fibre and Soy protein, which lowers bad cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
8. Low Sodium Tomato Juice. Processed tomato products are the richest source of the antioxidant that has been associated with a risk of lung and stomach cancer as well as pancreatic, colorectal, oesophageal, oral, breast and cervical cancers. It also appears to protect the lungs and heart against oxidative damage, helping to ward off cardiovascular disease.
9. Mint Tea. Reduces cramps and helps with indigestion. Mint relaxes the muscles, which can help with stiffness and aches, also aids in digestion by promoting the movement of food through the digestive tract.
10.Chocolate Milk. You heard right! Chocolate milk contains calcium and if real, is full of antioxidants, which help repair muscles and pain from exercise. Chocolate milk has high carbohydrates content, which restores glycogen back into the muscles. This is a better choice for bone building such as magnesium and calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin B than just a regular sports drink. Chocolate milk is good for young boys and girls too especially if they do not get enough calcium and refuse to drink it white!