OK, so we all know that we should drink more water. But isn’t it just a little boring? Or a big bit boring?
Yep, we agree. So here are some healthy drink alternatives for when you simply just can’t face downing yet another glass of dull old H2o.
Low Fat Milk
Milk’s not just for kids, you know. A fab source of calcium (and we all need that to stave of nasties such as osteoporosis in old age) and protein, if you choose the low fat option it won’t pile on the calories…
This has long been the favorite of many health gurus, and with good reason. Packed with antioxidants, green tea doesn’t give the crazy caffeine fix of regular tea, but has just enough to pick you up without seeing you ‘crash’ a while later…
OK, so you might need to make your own, because it’s not that mainstream a drink as of yet, but beet juice has some amazing health giving properties. It can help lower blood pressure, increase blood flow to the brain, and even increase your stamina. It’s also a fab source of magnesium, calcium, and iron.
So, it might be a bit trendy right now, but kale juice really is a super-healthy drink. Stuffed full of minerals and vitamins, this is excellent drink that has loads of health benefits, including assisting the digestive tract.
Well, there’s no real scientific evidence, but millions upon millions of people say that cranberry juice helps with urinary health. And surely so many can’t all be wrong? But these humble little berries have a whole host of other health benefits too, including cardiac health and oral hygiene as well.
Long used as a cure for all types of digestive upsets, ginger tea is a great drink to assist a good night’s sleep. And if you suffer from any kind of motion sickness (and for pregnancy related nausea), this is a great drink to enjoy.
Packed with electrolytes and amazing at rehydration, coconut water is even better at replenishing body fluids than plain old H2o alone. Sure, you can use ingest a sports drink, but these tend to be packed with sugar. This natural water is a great post-workout choice.
Aloe Vera water
Another drink packed with antioxidants, aloe vera water is great if you suffer from constipation, have high cholesterol, or any issues to do with circulation. It also cleans out the intestines and can prevent premature cell aging. This is all due to the fact that it reduces cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, evidence that has only recently been discovered.