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Top 10 Best Healthy Drinks

Updated on December 7, 2013
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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?

1. Water

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.

Homemade Kombucha tea
Homemade Kombucha tea | Source

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

5. Smoothies

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.

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      Heather Rode 4 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      Great list. I always thought I hated smoothies (I don't know why), but finally at almost age 30, I have fallen in love with them. I'm trying to kick my unhealthy soda habit, but drinking just water is so hard for me. Smoothies, definitely soften the blow. Thanks!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Heather!

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      Jeanie Kim 4 years ago

      I love green tea, especially with mint. In Morocco, people drink it everyday with a lot of their meals. Good list :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Now you are speaking this alcoholic's language! Great hub, all very good suggestions.

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Jeanie and billybuc! I am glad you liked my list!

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      Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

      I love your intention with this article. There are so many healthier choices when it comes to beverages, one cannot pass these up. You have a stellar writing style MargaritaEden, beautiful work. Voted up, shared, beautiful, awesome, interesting, and useful :)

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      I love your hubs! Voted up, shared and useful!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Olde Cashmere, thank you so much for your encouragement, I was really feeling down today, so much work I was putting into these hubs and not much return :) but you made me smile today and now I want to continue, thank you!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you beingwell, your feedback and sharing is very much appreciated!

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Great tips and very informative margarita!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Curiad!

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      dinkan53 4 years ago from India

      I am regular green tea user. I like Kombucha and was my favourite drink when I was in Ukraine. It is called "tea kvass" (tea mushroom)there. Rated up and useful. Shared!!!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Yes you are right kinkan53, tea kvass and kombucha are the same thing, thank you so much for the feedback and share!

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      carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      thank you margarita eden for such nice no alcoholic drink to boost of our health and mood both............keep sharing

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      Kathy 4 years ago from New Jersey , USA

      very cool and interesting :)

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you Carrie and Kasiapl I am so glad you liked it!

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      sujeet baro 4 years ago from Guwahati, India

      interesting theory all i love to follow and benefited by this

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Sujeet Baro thank you for your comment :)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      We enjoy most of the drinks you list, including freshly pressed fruit and veggies juices, almond milk and smoothies. I'm going to look into the kombucha, which sounds intriguing. I forgot all about the raw cider vinegar I have in the kitchen. After reading about the benefits I feel inspired to start drinking it! Thank you for your useful and interesting hub. Voted up and shared!

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      jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

      I have never heard of kombucha tea and the chlorophyll drink. Informative hub- voted up!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Vespawoolf, thank you so much for your feedback and sharing, and you should definitely try kombucha, you can buy a culture on ebay or amazon and you will reuse it indefinitely and new ones will grow from the one you buy.

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      jennzie, kombucha and chlorophyll both have wonderful health benefits, try them whenever you can I will enjoy them. Thank you for stopping by and commenting :)

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      Peter 4 years ago from Australia

      I have used apple cider vinegar in the past but not with the honey I must get back on to it and use the honey!

      Thanks for the reminder :)

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you agvulpes for visiting my hub :) I am glad that you found it useful!

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      Rumana 4 years ago from Sharjah, UAE

      Great Hub.. with so many interesting recipes.

      Voted up Useful.

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Thank you so much rumanasaiyed for your voting and kind words!

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      shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland

      Water, green tea, and fresh fruit = the fountain of youth. I know I'm only 26, but I get even younger people around 20-21 and older people well into their 30s and 40s saying I look 18 or 19. That is a huge compliment. Genes are a part of it, but cleansing the body and getting rid of dead skin cells or constantly flushing toxins out of your system is key to prolonged youth, imho. Great post. Voted up.

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      shin_rocka04, yes you are totally right about that water, green tea and fresh fruit is extremely important! Thank you for reading and voting!

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