We all know the right foods to eat and that we should definitely eliminate fizzy drinks from our diet to become healthier. And if you want to lose some weight, take a look at my tips on the best foods to eat to zap belly fat right here. But do you know that there are also many drinks you can incorporate into your diet that are beneficial to good living? Let’s take a look at some of those liquid gold’s, and see what health advantages they each have.
Green tea is a fantastic drink to include in your diet to help boost your immune system. A warm green tea is also a great way to warm up in the morning and makes a brilliant substitute for a cup of coffee as it still contains caffeine. Although originally from China, green tea is now available globally. It is often known as a super tea, and its benefits range from longer life expectancy to aiding weight loss and helping to clear problem skin. It has also been said to help with osteoporosis, heart disease and to stave off some types of cancer. Scientists believe it may offer protection from carcinogens, which are cancer-causing materials. Green tea also has lots of natural antioxidants which can relax blood vessels and help prevent the formation of clots.
Juicing is a fantastic way to get more vegetables and fruit into your diet. Nutritionists suggest we should get 8-10 portions of fruit and vegetables into our diet every day. But these portions can be difficult to put on a plate when busy lives come into play. Therefore home juicing is an extremely beneficial way to get more portions into your diet. Look at websites such as the Juice Cruiser to help you pick the best home juicer for your needs. To get the best nutrients in your home made juices use raw cold-pressed vegetables and fruits that are low in sugar. These can be anything from kale, pears and lemons to spinach, celery and ginger. Cold press juicer (masticating juicers) are more useful if you want to get the most nutrients out of your juicing recipes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Have you ever used apple cider vinegar as part of your health regime? If not, you could be missing a beat. Apple cider vinegar has many benefits. It can boost energy, help with weight loss and also help lower your cholesterol. Studies have also shown it can help lower your blood sugar level which is great for those with diabetes or those concerned about this issue. High blood sugar can cause premature ageing and lead to other chronic diseases. You can take two tablespoons before bed to help reduce your blood sugar levels. You can dilute it with water and use it as a drink too. Use an organic apple cider vinegar and don’t use more than two tablespoons a day.
Pacific islanders have long used coconut water as a super hydrating drink. And coconut oil and coconut water have more recently been used by the models and celebrities of this world for a healthier glowing skin. Coconut water is low in fat so is a great drink for aiding weight loss and it also helps make you feel fuller. It’s also a super drink for hydration and helping reduce blood pressure. It also contains potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous. These are all essential nutrients for a healthier lifestyle.