Saturday, July 31, 2010
Healthy Drinks With Powerful Nutrition
What you eat not only determines your how healthy you are, but it also determines your dedication to respecting your body. Drinking plays a role in that too, you can’t eat healthy and drink high sugar beverages like pops and energy juices and expect to get the full benefits of your daily nutrition. It is ok to splurge sometimes, but you have to remember moderation. I’m sure you know there are nutritious juices and beverages that you can buy to improve your health and reduce your sugar and calorie intake. Drinking 6-8 ounces a day is good enough to keep the bacteria away.
And cranberry is one of these drinks; this juice keeps your clear of UTI and can help with yeast infections as well. Cranberry juice will also reduce inflammation in the stomach and decrease ulcer flare ups according to a University of Chile study. Cranberries are rich in Vitamin C an antioxidants that fights off bacteria and destroys free radicals that can harm your cells says Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of the Healthiest Meals on Earth.
Cocoa protects your brain cells according to a Yale study; it increases blood flow by 39% in a matter of two hours. Because it has natural flavanols it nourishes the brain preventing dementia and stroke says Harvard scientists. An 8 ounce cup a day should do the head some good.
Coffee is my cup of tea, if you know what I mean. This delicious drink can lower your risk of having a heart attack by 25% stating on a study that was done on 86,000 women. Two cups a day also makes you less prone to diabetes, gallstones, colon cancer, Parkinson’s disease and liver disease, yay for coffee!
Pomegranate juice keeps you young, it is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants with anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects, reveal Israeli researchers. This juice contains more antioxidants than grapes, red wine, or green tea. Pomegranate is also rich in ellagic acid and polyphenols, which give you an extraordinary boost to the immune system, says Fred Pescatore, M.D., M.P.H., C.C.N., author of The Hamptons Diet. Drinking this highly nutritional beverage lowers your cholesterol, blood pressure and increases the flexibility of your arteries.
So therefore stays away from the sugary liquids, if you do drink them rinse your mouth out with water after consumption, this will remove the acid from your teeth that causes you to lose the strength of your enamel and cause cavities.
Posted by Lorna Darden