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Top 10 Best Healthy Drinks
Non-alcoholic healthy drinks
Unhealthy drinks can be damaging to our health, especially when you drink a large quantity each day. Such unhealthy drinks as sugar laden sodas and drinks with added color and artificial flavors, even some bottled teas that are sold, contain high fructose corn syrup. So, what are some things you should drink when you want to improve the quality of your health?
Most of us would agree that nothing would satisfy a thirst as much as a glass of cool water. It is preferable that you drink purified water.
2. Green tea
One of the most popular drinks in the world, tea is also an ancient drink, dating 5000 years back. Green tea is a great source of antioxidants, it is uplifting, toning and is very helpful for many health problems, such as heart problems and high blood pressure. Green tea is good for your teeth, it strengthens the gums because of the tannins and teeth enamel due to it's fluoride content.
3. Freshly pressed fruit and vegetable juices
Rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes, freshly pressed juices are superior in their nutritional content to any other drinks.
4. Nut and grain milks
Nut and grain milk drinks such as rice, soy, coconut, almond milks. Nut and grain milks are high in protein, vitamins and minerals.
Dr. Oz's Healthy Drink
Smoothies include: fruit, berry, or green smoothies, and smoothies with Kefir, a probiotic rich fermented dairy or non-dairy drink. Smoothies are very nutritious, and can be used as a meal replacement, depending on the smoothie.
6. Kombucha tea
Kombucha is a fermented green or black tea, and it is rich in beneficial live probiotics. Kombucha helps to detoxify the liver, it contains B vitamins and is rich in antimicrobial acids.
Kombucha tea dates thousands of years back to China, It is very popular drink in Russia, and due to its health benefits, kombucha is starting to gain popularity in U.S. as well. It is very simple to make it at home, and it only costs a few cents a gallon when you make it. To make it yourself, initially a kombucha culture (or a scoby) needs to be purchased, after that, it can be reused indefinitely.
7. Coconut Water
Coconut water is used as a sports drink, because it is rich in electrolytes such as potassium, it also has a small amount of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.
8. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey drink
There are many benefits of this drink, it dates hundreds of years back in time. Some of the benefits of Raw Apple cider vinegar and raw honey drink include: improves digestion, rich in potassium, facilitates weight loss, prevents and helps to cure yeast infections and much more. In order to receive all of the benefits of this drink, apple cider vinegar has to be raw, undiluted and unpasteurized. Also, pick local raw honey for the best results.
9. Herbal Teas
Herbal tea, or also called an infusion, is a wonderful way to satisfy your thirst without consuming caffeine. In addition to that, herbal teas are medicinal and beneficial in many ways, depending on the herb or herbs of your choice, by drinking a particular herbal tea you might be helping yourself to relieve insomnia, indigestion, fight infection, relieve intestinal spasms or boost your immune system. Some of the tasty herbal teas include: lemon balm, peppermint, chamomile, elder flowers, hibiscus flowers, rose hips, oregano, red clover flowers, and more.
10. Chlorophyll drink
What is chlorophyll? it is green pigment of green leafy vegetables and other plants. Molecular structure of chlorophyll is very similar to human blood, that is why, very often, it is recommended for people with anemia, it helps to rebuild our red blood cells.
Liquid Chlorophyll is sold at health food stores and online. It usually has a mint flavor and it should be mixed with water before drinking, about 1 table spoon of chlorophyll per 1 cup of water. Chlorophyll has many health benefits, one of the most important being is that it works as a detoxifier in our body, and it increases oxygenation of our blood, works as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Chlorophyll also works as a natural internal deodorant for our body, eliminating any bed odors. If you eat garlic, for example, drink 2 cups of chlorophyll to eliminate the unwanted smell.
The choice is yours to make, I like all of the mentioned drinks, I might not drink all of them in the same day, but throughout the week I consume all 10 listed drinks and can recommend them with confidence!
Disclaimer: information provided for educational purposes only. Please contact your health care provider if you are on any medications or have any health conditions, before taking any supplements including the above mentioned drinks.