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Trivia Drinks That Are Healthier Or Just As Good Like Water

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by queencee, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established


    In the every-changing worlds of healthy and unhealthy, water holds special status: H2O is, without question, good for you. Countless studies have proven its power to help us lose weight, exercise, avoid disease—it can even boost mood. Water is the failsafe, go-to drink when you want to be nice to your body.

    However, if water is all you drink, you could be missing out on the health benefits of other good-for-you drinks, says Felicia Stoler, RD, a dietitian and exercise physiologist in New York City. "Don't get me wrong, drinking plenty of water is a good thing for everyone," says Stoler. "However, it doesn't give you any antioxidants, phytonutrients, and other specific nutritional benefits." That means you'll need to reach for other healthy drinks to round out your healthy hydration plan. New research shows these sips pack a big health punch, too:
    Green tea This nutritional powerhouse has shown promise in improving a range of health issues, such as lowering cholesterol andhigh blood pressure, stabilizing blood sugar(important for managing diabetes), and even destroying cancer cells. Green tea may also protect the brain: Research suggests it can help block the formation of the nerve plaques linked to Alzheimer's disease while promoting activity in the area of the brain responsible for memory. In one recent study presented at the 2015 International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases, researchers linked drinking green tea to the prevention of mental decline in people over 60. "We think these health benefits are largely due to green tea's catechin content—powerful antioxidants that fight cell damage," says Stoler. What's more, green tea tends to be minimally processed, so you're getting a pure, rich source of these antioxidants in every cup. (Green tea's also great for weight loss. Check out these 5 ways to drink it to take off weight.) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Coconut water Part of the reason for its popularity is research suggesting this electrolyte-packed drink has an amazing ability to rehydrate the body—particularly after exercise. In fact, one study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that it replenishes body fluids better than water.

    A rich source of sodium, potassium and magnesium (the body's natural electrolytes), coconut water can have the same hydrating and muscle-restoring effects as a sports drink—minus the sugar. Just keep in mind there's about 60 calories per 12-oz serving. And check labels: Some brands are adding lots of sugar and artificial flavorings to the mix, says Stoler. "I suggest buying coconut water that's unsweetened and adding fruit or other natural sweeteners to taste," she says. (Here's a ranking of 9 natural sweeteners to make your choice easier.)

    [​IMG] Beer
    So much for the idea that a cold one kills brain cells: A new analysis of 32 different studies published in the journal PLOS One found that beer was associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson's disease. The research concluded that people who consumed one or more beers per day—but drank only beer, not wine or liquor as well—had a 59% lower risk of this neurodegenerative disease than non-alcohol drinkers. (By contrast, people who drank only liquor and had one or more drinks a day had more than twice the risk of developing Parkinson's compared to teetotalers.)

    The good news for beer lovers doesn't end there: Other new research published in theJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that xanthohumol—a potent antioxidant found in hops that has anticancer and cardiovascular protective benefits—also protects rat brain cells from the type of damage linked to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The rats got an amount that was equivalent to drinking one beer a day. [​IMG]
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  3. jjarongay

    jjarongay Forum Veteran Established

    Thanks for sharing ts (y)
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  4. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    topekoy most welcome.

    jjarongay most welcome.
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  5. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Forum Veteran Established

    Nice thanks sa share (y)
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  6. jomzwoo23

    jomzwoo23 Enthusiast Established

    Reminder of the day:

    Its good to drink beer occasionally but not too much(y)
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  7. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    N1ghtmare thanks.

    jomzwoo23 well said, every drink is good but if we consume more than we can take, it won't be pleasurable anymore.
  8. Thanks for sharing Ms. Idol
  9. GHOST07

    GHOST07 Enthusiast Established

    Thanks for Sharing....:)
  10. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    18_itachi most welcome.

    RDCagatin you are most welcome.
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  11. jomzwoo23

    jomzwoo23 Enthusiast Established

    Well I love coconut water,when I was a little I dont, but now I drink a lot because of its benefits in our body:)

    Trivia:if dextrose is not available coconut water is another way option for dehydration(y)
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  12. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    jomzwoo23 thank you for providing us with more useful information sir.
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  13. vault09

    vault09 Honorary Poster Established

    (Research suggests it can help block the formation of the nerve plaques linked to Alzheimer's disease while promoting activity in the area of the brain responsible for memory.) I am so thrilled to know that my favorite beverage "Beer" is healthy hahaha. Thank you TS.
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  14. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    vault09 idol I'm now laughing my heart out. Alam ko na may beer drinkers na matutuwa...and here you go ahahaha.
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  15. EARZE

    EARZE PHC Contributor Established

    Thanks for Sharing my queen.. (y)
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  16. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    EARZE most welcome.
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  17. Pababasa ko nga kay kumander 'to, para lakihan niya yung space ko ng beer sa fridge. :happy:

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  18. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    JOMS THE GREAT you have our support ahahaha. Most welcome.
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  19. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    onlyfoolslikeme you are most welcome.
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