Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Cheers! Drinks for a Healthier Lifestyle

Written by a contributing writer


When people are thinking about what they put in their body for a healthier lifestyle, they often think about food. But what you drink can also make a huge difference as well. So, in this article, we will take a look at some common different types of beverage and the health effects that they can have on your body. We all know about the types of drinks that can be potentially harmful (alcohol, carbonated drinks, etc.) so let’s take a closer look at the one that can have a positive impact on the human body.

Water


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Many people are not getting the amount of water they need on a regular basis and there is no doubt that there is no substitute for good old H2O. To start off, it plays a big part in restoring the fluids that are naturally lost during the day through breathing, sweating, and waste removal. General health advice suggests that you drink eight glasses of water a day. If you are the kind of person who forgets about this target, it is worth setting a reminder on your phone.


Tea and Coffee


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The two most commonly consumed beverages after water have numerous health advantages if they are drunk plain. Many studies have shown the positive effects of a controlled amount of caffeine and they are full of antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals in the body. Many people enjoy drinking skinny tea. Check out some of the positive effects this tea can have and decide if it may be right for you. The addition of milk, cream, and sugar is when tea and coffee becomes a lot less healthy, so you should be careful about consuming beverages with too many of these things.


Juices


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Fresh fruit juices are always going to be your best option rather than the ones that have been highly processed. Too much juice can be bad for you because of the high levels of sugar that are contained, but that shouldn’t put you off entirely. Pomegranate juice is one of the most celebrated varieties, as it contains plenty of antioxidants which help to prevent inflammation, heart disease, and cancer. Fresh orange juice contains high levels of vitamin C, while beet juice has been shown to lower blood pressure.


Low Fat Milk


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When you are a child, low-fat milk is celebrated as a good source of calcium and vitamin D. But it is also true that the low fat and skimmed varieties provide an excellent source of protein and other micronutrients. These varieties also contain a lot less saturated fat than others, such as whole milk.

So, there was just a bit more information about four commonly consumed types of drink for you to consider. Ultimately, water is always going to be the most important, but if you supplement this with tea, juice, and milk, you should be able to create a healthy balance.

*This post is not meant to give medical advice. Please consult a medical/health professional before making changes to your diet. 

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