Take a look at the things that you’re drinking on a daily basis. If you’re drinking a lot of soda, store bought juice, and even milk, you could be doing your body harm. If you’re not drinking enough water each day you’re also not helping matters much.
As far as your water intake goes, there are more ways to get that healthy beverage than just drinking a plain glass of water goes. Milk, while there is much controversy on whether it’s good or bad, upsets the stomach of people with normal gut reactions, so it’s better to opt for a rice or almond milk. If you want to drink healthier, consider the following things.
Tea is an excellent drink option that can count as part of your water intake for the day. Consider investing in a good tea tumbler that you can haul around with you so you can reap the benefit of tea drinking all day. Matcha tea is a really healthy addition to your tea drinking.
Not all teas are created equal (as a little research on matcha will teach you). Some teas, like chai and earl grey, have caffeine in them and make a good replacement for non-coffee drinkers. Herbal teas are generally caffeine-free and are packed with herbs that can help you with all sorts of ailments.
There are different calculations out there to how much water a person needs to drink each day. If you work out on a daily basis you need to consume more than you would if you weren’t sweating out much of your body’s water content. Some calculations go by your actual weight, but sticking with the eight eight-ounce glasses a day is pretty easy to remember for most people.
Like most foods and drinks, including eggs and milk, coffee has been said to be both good and bad for you. The latest studies have determined that around three cups of coffee a day can actually be heart healthy. Plus, if you’ve ever tried to cut caffeine from your life you know those headaches can be brutal.
Smoothies are a great way to get the benefits of fiber in your fruits and vegetables without the fullness you’d get from eating so many servings at once. Yes, drinking smoothies will help you fit more servings of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet, which can be good for your health and your weight. Make sure you use something healthy as a base, like coconut milk or almond milk.
If chunky smoothies aren’t your thing and you have a passion for fruit juice, stop buying pre-packaged juice at the store. Invest in a good juicer and make your own at home. You’ll get more of the vitamins and less of the preservatives this way.