Lately, the world has become so focused on how and what to eat that they forget one of the most important things on the list: beverages. Although not many of us realize it, drinking the right things at the right time is just as important as choosing your meals wisely. The tips below are essential if you want to look and feel healthy at all times.
Drink Dairy Beverages Rich in Nutrients
Most dairy foods are soaked in calcium, which improves the health of your bones, teeth and muscle mass in no time. Furthermore, they are a great ally in your battle against high blood pressure. In order to get the full benefits of these beverages, choose fat-free or low-fat options. Vegans can get similar perks from plant-based beverages fortified with calcium (just make sure to choose the unsweetened ones!).
Drink a Maximum of 5 Ounces of Juice Daily
Natural juice made of pretty much anything you like is a great source of nutrients and vitamins. However, just because it’s healthy, it doesn’t mean it should become your next water replacement! Because fruit juice is so concentrated, the sugar levels are considerably higher compared to a whole-fruit snack. Also, whole fruits contain plenty of fiber and phytonutrients in their skin and pulp that just go away once you turn them into juice.
Drink Plenty of Water
I know, I know: you’ve heard it a million times.. but even so, how many of us really get the amount of water they need every day? Of course, you can survive with little amounts of water, just like you could survive with less food, but is that really the goal? There are so many benefits to this basic beverage that we can’t even begin to count them.
If you don’t drink enough water right now, don’t force yourself to drink a certain amount. Just take it slow and your body will ask for it all by itself. Curiously enough, you’ll see your energy levels increase, those annoying headaches gone and your digestion being regulate again.