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The 5 Healthiest Types of Drinks to Drink?

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This article is going to exclude water from the list, as it is obvious that you should drink a lot of water each day. A well-known rule of thumb is to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. This is because water makes up 2/3 of your body and even makes up right around 90% of your brain mass – which is why water is the best natural remedy for headaches.

Most mid-day fatigue is actually due to mild dehydration – but water isn’t the only thing that you should add to your daily intake of liquids. Here are five other types of drinks and examples of each that you should add to your daily drinking checklist.

1. Drinks Rich with Antioxidants

Antioxidants are famous for being able to prevent many different types of diseases and cancers. They do this by preventing oxidative damage to your cells by trapping free radicals that are in your body and getting rid of them.

Three drinks that are very rich in these ingredients are orange juice, green tea, and low sodium tomato juice. Low sodium tomato juice is one of the healthiest things you can drink in this world and it known to help prevent lung, breast, cervical, oral, stomach, esophageal, and pancreatic cancers – a mighty resume!

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  1. josephine

    February 15, 2013 at 10:04 am

    the wwwwworst can’t you even answer the question up there?

  2. Bery

    August 22, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    It’s when you are finally on top when everyone finds out all the bad things that you did as a teen, thus ruining your position.

  3. Alisha Misha

    August 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

    This is so informative. My mom was a cancer patient and the doctor strictly advised her to have soy milk.Though it is a little more expensive than other products, it is highly beneficial. Living healthy is the way today. Eat healthy, drink healthy, live merry!

  4. Bodynsoil

    April 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Very nice blog post and very informative. I do not juice my veggies but do eat many during the day. I agree about the fruit juice that it can have a huge impact on blood sugar, it is better to eat the whole fruit than drink the juice, worse yet, the prepackaged sugar added variety.

    I have never tried Kefer or Kvass, now I am thinking I should and also want to get the Vitamix machine as I hear it is a wonderful unit.

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  6. mary titus

    April 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I really am impressed with this information. I am usually in complete disagreement with mainstream nutritional insights.But I agree with everything here EXCEPT lowfat milk. I strongly believe that grassfed whole milk is healthier. The fats in whole milk are important for the absorption of many nutrients in the milk. I would also like to point out that soy can have a negative affect on thyroid function, so we all should just be causetions and aware of this.

  7. Nancy

    April 8, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Truly, VitaMix is incredible. The price was off putting at first but I use mine 3-5 a day. I don’t eat dairy or soy, but I’m with you all the way with tomato juice. I had a serious burn last year and my doctor said maybe drinking fresh tomato juice would help heal it better. It’s all but invisible now, which surprised eventhe doctor who was certain I’d scar permanently.

  8. MJ

    April 8, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Buttermilk is very similar to kefir and is more readily available in North America and other western countries

  9. Mike

    April 4, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Love the orange “wizzing” into the glass :) I have found that the best juices are indeed homemade and drunk right after making them. My Juiceman Juicer and Vita Mix makes short work of just about anything I throw at it and until you try fresh carrot juice you don’t know what you’re missing.

  10. Dawn

    April 2, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    The beauty of kefir as a health drink is that you can completely control how “sharp” it gets. If it is too sour for you then don’t let it ferment for quite so long. It is very much a trial and error process but don’t be put off if your first few batches don’t taste as good as you want.

    A long fermentation time also develops more alcohol in the kefir. I have drunk the occasional kefir drink that left me feeling quite light headed. Drunk at 8 am in the morning!

    Since then I’ve found what suits me which is fairly short fermenting time.

  11. Health Blog

    April 1, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    We should drink plenty of liquid daily. The five healthy drinks you mentioned here such as orange juice. green tea or vegetable juice homemade are excellent. Even drinking plenty of plain water can be of great use.

  12. [email protected]

    April 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Very informative post. I use soy milk and glad it made the list :-)

    Eat heaps of vegetables both raw and cooked so don’t juice any. Thanks for the information. Enjoyed the post.

    Patricia Perth Australia

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