Americans have terrible drinking habits. They lead the world in soda consumption and every time you drink just one can of soda your chances of obesity increase at around 1.6%. People turn to sodas and modern energy drinks like Red Bull, because they taste so good, but also because they are full of caffeine and provide needed sources of energy bursts. What most realize people don’t realize, is that with a little bit of practice they can kick they’re “quick pick-me-up” type energy drinks for healthier, energy sustaining juices and green drinks.
Your body needs raw food. Green drinks and fresh juices can provide this for them. Health drinks are so effective in giving you energy because your body absorbs vitamins and minerals from liquid much quicker and better than it does from food. This is why drinking vegetable juice (juicing it yourself would be the most effective) is one of the healthiest things you can do for your body.
Unlike fruit juice, vegetable juice doesn’t raise your insulin levels (although that is not a reason to stop drinking fruit juice), however there are some exceptions like carrots and beets. This gives vegetable juice the slight edge over fruit juice when it comes to health drinks. Vegetable and fruit drinks also are more effective in sustaining energy because they allow your body to obtain the sugars its needs in a more natural way – the way your body was designed to receive these sugars. Some of the most healthy drinks you can drink come from juicing vegetables like lettuce and cabbage, and even though they may not taste good at first, they are like coffee in the regard that they are a required taste.
Vegetable and fruit juices are famous for having many different kinds of antioxidants that help prevent all sorts of diseases and cancers. Low sodium tomato juice is one of the healthiest things you can drink and it fights all types of cancers like pancreatic, oral, stomach, lung, cervical, breast, and esophageal. These antioxidants also help give you body energy and many of them are present in healthy energy drinks like FRS and Monavie, as well as all sorts of fruit and vegetable drinks. Many health drinks include things like B vitamins that help jump-start your body in a more natural way as well as help protect you from coronary heart disease. If you are drinking vegetable or fruit juice, your body will never have to worry about a lack of malnutrition or lack of vitamins.
Switching to health drinks will benefit your body in many ways. You will be able to lose unneeded weight, and you will actually find yourself having more energy throughout the day than you would if you drank energy drinks full of sugar and caffeine. Caffeine and sugar are healthy for your body, but not at the doses that today’s energy drinks make available to you. Health drinks are effective and energizing, and there is an endless supply of healthy drinks out there!
This article was written by Philip Rudy. Philip helps to run and maintain Monavie.net, which is a company that provides healthy energy drinks.
There are millions of women around the world who enjoy their “cup of Joe” everyday. In fact, life would be quite difficult for many of us if we stopped drinking coffee. Coffee is the preferred choice of beverage for many people to jump start their day. Coffee seems to have 2 things going for it. It tastes great and it has caffeine. Well now you can add a third ingredient and that would be medicinal properties! Yes, who would ever have thought that chugging down that black colored aromatic liquid is also good for you!
Most food products will have vitamins and minerals, where as others will have medicinal value. This is why food has been categorized into nutritious and functional. Nutritious foods are the ones that have all the vitamins and minerals, where as functional foods will have medicinal qualities, such as garlic, various herbs etc. Now Coffee has been added to the list of functional foods! This is because contrary to what was believed before, coffee contains certain compounds which help with the maintenance of the human body. In fact each time a person drinks a cup of coffee, they are reducing the risk of many diseases. This is especially true for women.
However, there is a catch. The amount of coffee consumed should be in moderation. By moderation it is meant by 1to 3 cups a day. Studies were done on nearly 80,000 women and it was found that women, who drank moderate amounts of coffee, had approximately 20 percent less chance to suffer strokes or hear t related diseases. For women, the benefits of drinking coffee do not stop there. Research has also shown that women who regularly drink coffee show slower signs of brain degeneration or cognitive function of the brain, by as much as 30 percent!
Yes, coffee helps with women’s memory. Interestingly, these benefits were not seen in men. As mentioned before, drinking coffee should be done in moderation. If not, then many of the health benefits that come with drinking coffee can get cancelled. Not only is moderation important, it should also be done at different times of the day. This means instead of chugging down 2 or 3 cups all at once, it should be spread throughout different times of the day. As far as pregnant women are concerned, consumption should not be more than one cup a day. The final conclusion from all this research is that a cup of coffee a day will indeed keep the doctor away!
About the Author: C. J. Jones blogs for Nutritioncertification.net her personal hobby blog she uses to help people get info on nutrition degrees online.
Many of us need no help finding, identifying, and researching a healthy diet or weight loss program that will work for us and fit into our hectic lives. It is after that first big step, after we have committed ourselves that we need extra thought and extra help doing. These weight loss tips will address the small things that can add up to produce big results. It is the difference between good enough and great.
Firstly, what are you drinking? What is in your cup first thing in the morning? All day? During work? If it is anything other than water, protein shakes, coffee, or tea, you should reevaluate your choices. One serving of fruit juice is very small, however most of us will go ahead and fill a large glass. This adds beaucoup calories and tons of sugar to our day, even if we do try and budget for it. Wouldn’t you rather eat those calories? Another thing we might do wrong in the beverage department is drink sugary or diet drinks. Believe it or not, even those zero calorie diet drinks can trick your body into craving more sugar, which makes weight loss that much harder.
To really start to get scientific with your food, start incorporating a variety of spices. Try to get at least one spicy meal in a day. Spicy food has been shown to increase metabolism and the amount of calories you burn while your body is processing those foods. Perhaps the effect is small, but this will also help you eat less food than you would normally try to eat. Spicy fat burning foods include cayenne, black, and chili pepper, ginger and curries.
After you start on your diet journey, try to evaluate your daily living and habits. If your loss starts to stagnate look at the small culprits that might add on to your caloric intake.
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