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Wellness beverages to try out
With the mind-boggling array of health and wellness trends on offer, it’s often easy to get carried away by beverages that claim to be healthy. For a drink to truly be healthy, it actually has to have benefits, instead of just being something to guzzle down! Let’s take a look at what you should be sipping.
This fermented tea from the Far East offers probiotic benefits coupled with the antioxidant benefits of green tea. It boosts metabolism, decreases belly fat, improves gut health and can prevent various diseases including cancers. It also reduces the risk of heart disease.
While tea or coffee in moderation does have some benefits, switch to matcha latte for your daily caffeine fix. Matcha has catechin called EGCG which helps prevent all kinds of cancers in the body. It is also rich in chlorophyll, and vitamin C, selenium, zinc and magnesium, and works as an excellent detox.
This age-old grandma’s remedy works wonders as a natural coolant to the system and is the best after-meal drink you can treat yourself to. It contains lactic acid bacteria, which offers probiotic benefits and helps boost immunity. It also contains potassium, calcium, B vitamins, riboflavin and so on. What’s more, it’s inexpensive, easy to make and available freely.
This is truly nature’s bounty. Drink coconut water straight from the tender coconut for a multitude of benefits. The water is packed with electrolytes that are naturally found in the human body. So when you’re dehydrated or unwell, it helps replenish them. Coconut water is fibre rich and helps prevent indigestion and acid reflux. It keeps blood pressure in check and boosts cellular health. The composition is isotonic to human blood plasma and can be administered even through IV to rehydrate and rejuvenate. It helps balance pH levels, has anti-tumour and anti-oxidant properties, and is great to cure hangovers too!
Green vegetable juices
Green veggies, when juiced at home in a cold-pressed juicer, make for the healthiest juice ingredients. Leafy green veggies like kale and spinach are fibre-rich, protein-rich, and low-calorie when served as a juice. Cucumber juices keep you hydrated and flush out any toxins from your body. They’re great to get your metabolism going and also fabulous for the skin. Herbs have tonnes of medicinal properties as well and can be used in juices. Parsley, for instance, is great for kidney and liver detox. Coriander is vitamin C and manganese-rich. Basil promotes cardiovascular health and contains anti-bacterial properties.