We’ve all heard the astounding health benefits of green tea. The miracle nectar is said to promote weight loss, while preventing memory loss and a host of diseases including Type 2 Diabetes and well beyond. We’re sold. In fact, we had our first steaming cup on the morning commute.
Coffee is an antioxidant and a healthy stimulant. It’s also been lauded as a mild diuretic by medical experts. You have to drink it black or with a splash of non-fat milk or a healthy milk substitute however. (We love almond milk.) The fancy, fat and sugar filled coffee flavored shakes and smoothies do not pass the health test.
Water, of course, is a given. It accounts for 70 percent of our body composition. You *must* drink your eight glasses a day. It cleans you out, gives you energy and makes you feel full. Add a little lemon and it’s like taking a scrub brush to the inside of your intestines. Just do it. Fruit is made up of mostly water too. In fact, some experts recommend starting your day with just a piece of fruit and nothing else for 30 minutes before you dive into your real breakfast. It has the same cleansing “scrub brush” effect as the lemon and water.
Then, there’s apple cider vinegar. Where do we begin? For centuries, the smartest, most advanced thinkers have sworn by it. The health benefits are endless. “ACV” reverses the signs of aging, clears up your skin, gives you energy, etc., etc., We drink two tablespoons with eight ounces of water each morning. It’s important that it be diluted. The acidity will harm tooth enamel if taken alone.
Alright, if you’re still reading, you’ve passed the test and now you get to indulge with us in the fun stuff. We found this great little article, “Drink Your Way to Health” on myrecipes.com. It lists some healthy and fun drinks that look as refreshingly delicious as they sound. We can’t wait to try them. Enjoy!