Supermarket shelves are stacked with more calorie-laden drinks than healthy alternatives, making it a challenge to buy healthy drinks, but don’t despair just yet. There are many different healthy drinks out there, you just need to try new flavours and be open to change. Below, we’ve gathered together six delicious and healthy drinks for you to try.
Kombucha has been rising in popularity for some time now, and with good reason. Made from sugar, tea, yeast, and bacteria, kombucha is packed full of healthy bacteria, probiotics, and essential minerals and vitamins. This healthy elixir is known for fortifying the gut and supporting the body to absorb essential components. To find out more about this tasty drink, follow this link for facts about kombucha.
Cranberry has an acquired taste and a tingly feel afterwards, but it’s an incredibly healthy drink. In particular, it’s been proven to help prevent certain types of cancer and cardiovascular disease. Typically, cranberry juice is mixed with sugar and sweeteners to reduce its acidity. Therefore, to make sure you’re benefiting, always check the packaging for 100% cranberries.
Autumn is in full swing, meaning you’ve likely got hot chocolate in your cupboard. As well as being a festive delight, hot chocolate contains cocoa, which is rich in antioxidants. However, if you’re making hot chocolate with instant powder and water, you’re not benefiting from the true effects of cocoa. When you make hot chocolate with milk, the drink becomes even more healthy because of the calcium boost, which is great for strengthening bones and teeth.
Pomegranate juice is packed full of antioxidants and vitamin C and is one of the healthiest drinks you will find on the shelf. A good dose of pomegranate juice helps to relieve arthritis, fight off colds, and reduce inflammation. However, as with cranberry juice, you will need to make sure your pomegranate juice is 100% natural.
If you’re always leaving the Bounty chocolates until last, this one isn’t for you. However, if you can’t get enough of it, coconut water is a super healthy drink packed full of potassium. Potassium is essential for keeping regular blood pressure and a stable heartbeat. There are many different ways to enjoy coconut water, but carbonated is our favourite.
You likely already know that too much of a good thing is too much, and the same is certainly true for red wine. However, when enjoyed in moderation, the alcohol in red wine can help to reduce cholesterol and prevent artery issues. Exclusive to red wine, you will find resveratrol, which has been proven to reduce clotting and further help cholesterol levels by lowering LDL. As we’re coming up to the festive season, why not try turning this healthy beverage into a warming mulled wine?
Instead of buying a can of soda or juice drink in the supermarket, consider spending time searching for healthy alternatives. The drinks outlined above barely scratch the surface when it comes to healthy fluids, but it’s a great place to get started.