TOP 8 Most Healthy Drinks
From ancient times, the man searched and tasted drinks with various tastes that could quench thirst, give strength and vitality, fight sleep, etc. In this article, we will talk about what came out of these experiments. and, most importantly, which of the many drinks are in the TOP-8 according to the principle of their usefulness.
The honorable first place is definitely water. It is a conductor of nutrients, plays a crucial role in the metabolic processes of the body, removes toxins from it, and also takes part in the process of voda-prudence-diathermy regulation of the body. Without water, the vital activity of the body is limited to three days, after which the body is doomed to death. For the normal functioning of the body, an adult needs an average of 2.5 – 3 liters per day.
In this case, water should be drunk in small quantities throughout the active phase of the day. It should be said that low water consumption, as well as excessive, can lead to certain violations. In addition, in situations associated, for example, with some diseases of the urinary system, there is also a restriction on high fluid intake.
By ompot of dried fruits
SECOND PLACE in usefulness is a compote of dried fruits. This drink remains useful with any composition of its components, as it retains a great many vitamins and minerals. That is why it is especially useful and safe in the children’s menu. Dried fruit compote has an exclusive rich taste and aroma that can not be compared with any other drink.
Whenever possible spine harvested fruits on their own (in the wind and sun), and getting them on the market or in shops, be vigilant as to give them a better presentation and extending the shelf life of some not very conscientious manufacturers have resorted to the processing of fruit with sulfur dioxide containing preservative E202. Such a product does not have a characteristic smell, and when soaked it gives the water a yellow or orange tint.
To prepare one of the many options for this healthy drink you will need 200 g of dried apples, 200 g of dried pears, 100 g of prunes, 50 g of dried apricots, 50 g of raisins, 1 tbsp of sugar and 3 l of water. Since practically every dried fruit has its own cooking time, immediately set aside apples and pears.
Go through all the fruits and rinse them 3-4 times in warm water. First, pour apples and pears into a pot of boiling water and boil them for 30 minutes. After half an hour, add the remaining fruits and cook for about 20 minutes. 5 minutes before cooking, add sugar to the compote.
This is done so that it can completely dissolve, without stopping the dried fruit from filling the liquid with all its taste and aroma. Qualitatively cooked compote looks like this: the fruits remained whole, and the syrup has a rich brown color. Drink it full and chilled.
Cranberry fruit juice receives a bronze medal in connection with its THIRD PLACE. Scientists have proved that cranberry juice has a unique ability to enhance the effect of antibiotics on pathogenic microorganisms that provoke pyelonephritis (a non-specific inflammatory process with kidney damage).
This is due to the effects of guipure acid, found in large quantities in cranberries. That is why this drink is often prescribed by doctors in conjunction with antibiotics and to combat inflammatory processes in urological diseases. But that’s not all the cranberry fruit drinks.
It turns out that it is also able to relieve fatigue, reduce headaches and restore sleep, as it contains vitamin P. It is an excellent assistant for colds, acting as a detoxifying, thirst-quenching, refreshing, and tonic. It is very widely used in children’s practice, and children are delighted with it. A very popular healing drink in folk medicine.
To prepare cranberry juice, take 1 tablespoon of cranberries, ½ tablespoon of sugar, and 1.5 liters of water. To begin, carefully sort and rinse cranberries, then crush using a wooden spoon. You will get the juice. It should be squeezed, and the cake remaining after squeezing should be poured with water and brought to a boil.
Filter the resulting broth. Add juice and sugar to taste. Morse is ready. This drink can be consumed both in warm and chilled form. By the way, if you add fresh juice from cranberries to a chilled broth, all the nutrients in it will be preserved to the maximum.
In the FOURTH PLACE, natural pomegranate juice firmly established itself. Of course, almost any natural freshly squeezed juice has certain useful properties, but only pomegranate juice takes such an important part in the activity of the cardiovascular system, which occupies a special place among other systems of the human body.
A yudhya anemic consumption of the drink helps to normalize the level of hemoglobin in the blood, and its diuretic effect is important for those who suffer from edema and hypertension, and the potassium leaching is compensated by its high content in the juice. Potassium is known to strengthen the heart muscle. Thanks to its beneficial effects on blood vessels and heart function, pomegranate juice reduces the risk of developing many diseases associated with the cardiovascular system.
FIFTH PLACE is awarded to kefir. What is the use of this sour-milk drink? Kefir normalizes the intestinal microflora, saturating it with sour-milk bacteria. In this regard, digestion improves, and immunity is maintained at the proper level.
By the way, in one line with kefir, you can enter the entire sour-milk line of drinks, namely, snowball, bifidok, fermented baked milk, varenets, yogurt, etc. But the leader in terms of utility remains kefir itself.
A worthy SIXTH PLACE belongs to tomato juice. Yes, unexpectedly. But it is completely justified. And all because freshly squeezed tomato juice contains a high concentration of carotenoid lycopene, which although it does not have A-vitamin activity, but is a powerful antioxidant, therefore it serves as an excellent prevention of oncology, cardiovascular diseases, eye diseases and acts as a means of reducing inflammation (for example, with gingivitis).
SEVENTH PLACE is mint tea. This wonderful drink is able to relieve nervousness and irritability, fight insomnia, relieve headaches, relieve muscle tension. In addition, the use of peppermint tea helps to normalize the metabolism, strengthen the immune system and improve the gastrointestinal tract.
Mint tea has a pleasant taste and aroma, so drinking it is a pleasure. Moreover, the use of this drink is possible throughout the day, as in the morning it gives energy, improves mood, and in the evening it soothes and relaxes. In this regard, we offer you a simple recipe for mint tea.
You will need 2-3 large branches of mint and about 500 ml of boiling water. Place the mint branches in a teapot and pour boiling water over it. Let the tea brew for 5 to 7 minutes. Pour the prepared mint tea into cups, adding sugar and lemon juice to it if desired.
Cocoa and hot chocolate
The last EIGHTH PLACE was divided between cocoa and hot chocolate, which include serotonin – the “hormone of happiness”, which plays a huge role in human well-being. It is known that serotonin has the ability to participate in the regulation of vascular tone and blood coagulation processes. In order to increase its content in the body, drink cocoa and hot chocolate in the morning.
However, as always, everything is good in moderation. You should not get carried away with chocolate drinks, as most often they contain a lot of sugar (which is especially important for diabetes, obesity), and also affect tooth enamel. But in moderation, it can be both tasty and healthy.