What's the best drink?

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The best options to fulfil your daily requirements of fluids

What's the best drink?

People often say that it is difficult to drink enough fluids throughout the day as most of them do not want to interrupt their work by getting up to fill their bottle. Then there are those who, simply forget to drink water!
But, here what most of them tend to forget is that our body comprises 50 to 60 per cent of water and needs to be replenished on a daily basis. Generally, eight glasses of fluids per day is recommended by medicos, but this varies according to the exercise level and diet.

Beverages to drink :

1.Water: One should either drink warm water or water at room temperature. If you have existing digestive problems, cold water can just make it worse. Make sure that you use a good water purifier.

2.Herbal teas: Caffeine-free herbal teas are an excellent form of fluids. Peppermint, chamomile, and caraway in particular improve digestion and reduce bloating. You can also go for green tea.

3.Vegetable juice: Vegetable juice are a great way of getting your daily dose of vegetables and fluids. Avoid canned juices and vegetable cocktails that contain high levels of salt. Celery, wheatgrass, cucumber, fennel, parsley and other non strachy vegetables are some excellent choices.

4.Smoothies: A smoothie, made of a combination of fresh or frozen fruits, a scoop of protein powder and skim milk, are a great way to start the day.

5.Fruit juices: In general, it is better to eat fruit than drink it. In liquid form, the sugar in the fruit juice is absorbed into the bloodstream relatively quickly. So, it is better to try diluting fruit juice with water- one part unsweetened fruit juice to one to three parts of water. Choose fruits that are not high in sugar content.

6,Decaffeinated coffee: Coffee, as a rule, isn't the best drink and can dehydrate you. If you like to drink decaf, make sure that it is water processed. And use a small amount of milk if necessary, but keep minimum sugar, honey or artificial sweetners in the coffee.

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Beverages, Fluids, Herbal Teas, Juices

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