Just as food is important for aging gracefully, what we drink also plays a major role in the health of our cells and organs.
Here are some of our top picks for healthy beverages to drink on a regular basis for optimal health and vitality!
We tend to forget to drink enough water, especially in the colder months. Then we start complaining of headaches, digestive problems, not being able to focus, fatigue and exhaustion.
These symptoms may simply mean that you are dehydrated. Make sure you bring a large bottle of water with you wherever you go.
It may be tedious at first, but when you get used to it, you’ll be glad you have it with you, as you will surely feel the difference over time.
Drinking the juice of one or two lemons or limes per day is enough to get plenty of essential vitamin C to support your wellness! This crucial vitamin is needed for healthy immune function and overall health, as well as better looking skin.
Cranberries contain flavonoids that help prevent promote healthy inflammatory responses in the body. Cranberry juice is known for its potential to help promote urinary tract health, improve blood circulation, and more.
Drinking one cup of caffeinated coffee on a daily basis may help give you a boost of energy, boost productivity, and help keep you focused and alert. But be sure to drink moderate amounts and don't overdo it.
Those who drink generous proportions of high-quality cocoa are bound to reap the many health benefits, thanks to the flavonoids found in cocoa!
Cocoa contains a type of flavonoid called epicatechin (similarly to tea and red wine). Epicatechin is vital for keeping your skin healthy, because it increases blood flow to the skin, along with a good dose of oxygen supply and nutrients.
Try to always choose high-quality 100% pure cocoa, rather than instant cocoa products.
The nitrates naturally found in beets are known for helping improve blood flow and supporting whole body wellness.
Nitrates are believed to help keep blood vessels strong and resilient, which increases the flow of blood throughout the body. Other vegetables that contain natural nitrates include cabbage and radishes.
Soy milk contains isoflavones, which may help sustain collagen in the skin and prevent the breakdown of collagen, which is a natural part of the aging process, thus preventing the skin from sagging and losing its youthful texture.
It’s a well-known fact that orange juice is brimming with vitamin C, an essential and powerful antioxidant that protects the body against free radical damage.
Vitamin C may also help keep your skin looking vibrant and fresh. Always juice your own, or choose 100% pure fresh squeezed. Always avoid sugary and artificially-made juice drinks.
It's also best to limit your intake, since orange juice can be high in calories. Try to drink it in the morning or earlier in the day so that you can use the rest of the day to burn off those calories.
Green tea contains potent antioxidants that are great for maintaining healthy cells and protecting them against damage and stress. Packed with flavonoids, green tea is a must-have beverage option when it comes to preserving good health.
It also contains theanine, which is an amino acid that is believed to help keep you calm, focused, and less stressed. It may also help maintain a healthy body composition, but more research is needed.
Always choose 100% pure green tea and not bottled green tea drinks that may contain sugar and preservatives.
Many studies have been carried out on the health benefits of moderate amounts of red wine since it contains resveratrol, a compound that may have the potential to help slow down the aging process.
Please note that the American Heart Association does not advise anyone to start drinking alcohol for heart benefits and wine should always be used in moderation.
It's always important to check with your personal physician before making any drastic lifestyle changes to see if these wellness-supporting beverages are a good choice for your needs. We're here to support you every step of the way.
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