Drinking plenty of water is essential for people’s overall health. But drinking water alone is not enough for our body’s needs. Here are more liquids that are loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be consumed as much as water.
Coconut water is extremely healthy and beneficial beverage which can provide you with many nutrients. It is especially useful after doing physical activities because it contains natural electrolytes, sodium, magnesium, potassium, and does not contain artificial sweeteners.
However, it is recommended that you read the labels thoroughly before buying your coconut water because industrial companies often add various additives which decrease its value.
Green tea has powerful antioxidant properties, reduces cholesterol levels, regulates blood sugar levels and eliminates the free radicals from your body. According to recent research, green tea protects the brain cells from damage. It also improves memory and concentration. This is due to the powerful antioxidant, named catechin, which green tea has in abundance.
For better effect, try to prepare your tea from minimally processed leaves.
There have been many contradictory statements in the past few years about this beverage. Some say milk is the best source of calcium for healthy teeth and bones, while others claim that milk is one of the main causes for obesity in children. According to recent Kansas studies, regular consumption of milk increases the level of glutathione in the brain. It is an important antioxidant which protects the cells from damage caused by free radicals. Make sure you consume organic and less-processed milk, obtained from grass-fed cows.
Recent research has shown that beer can protect against neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson`s and Alzheimer`s disease. More precisely, people who drink one beer every day (without combining it with other alcoholic drinks) have 59% less chances to develop one of these diseases in comparison to people who do not drink beer. Moreover, another study published in the Journal and Agricultural and Food Chemistry Research, reveals that the antioxidant xanthohumol has very powerful benefits on the cardiovascular system.
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Source: Healthy Food Star