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Top 9 Healthiest Natural Drinks

Author: Carla Fiscina
September 16, 2013

natural drinksThe importance of consuming plenty of water and various natural beverages is known. Our body cells are 96 per cent water, so we need water as the principle element for supporting our health and the function of all our body systems. Natural drinks is a key part of our daily nutrition since they are considered very valuable sources of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, so they contribute greatly to our health, beauty and longevity. Many of us are looking for an answer to the question what are the most valuable and the healthiest natural drinks? Below, there is a list of top 9 natural drinks which are recommended by modern nutritionists as the healthiest and the richest in natural nutrients. Read the rest of this entry »

August 20, 2013

oily fishOily fish (sometimes is referred to as fatty fish) has become a trend in the market of healthy eating a few years ago. Many nutritionists and experts started promoting oily fish such as mackerel, salmon, trout, sardines, herring, cod, haddock, and others as a source of valuable healthy fats which can be found in plenty in this type of fish (up to 15-30 per cent). Those include omega 3 fatty acids known as an excellent natural protection against hypertension, heart disease, heart attack, a stroke, and other serious cardiovascular diseases. Besides, oily fish in a great source of essential vitamins like vitamin A and vitamin D (the latter is usually in deficiency in many modern people). Oily fish is known and highly valued as an amazing natural protection from various brain disorders, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, the number of sufferers from which has been drastically increasing lately. Read the rest of this entry »

July 1, 2013

SmoothiesNowadays, smoothies and other healthy beverages have became very popular, both among those who prefer home cooking and those who choose to take a light bite in small cafes or restaurants. Smoothies, frappes, various beverages with freshly squeezed juice or low fat yogurt are very well promoted as healthy drinks or snakes which can add a great number of vitamins and essential nutrients, at that are believed to be quite low in calories and dangerous fats. That is why most of us learned how to prepare and started extensively using this kind of beverages. Moreover, healthy beverages are now offered in some very popular fast food restaurants like McDonald’s, Baskin and Robbins, and many others. Recently, an international group of scientists decided to look closer at chemical content, calories and possible health impact of consuming such kind of healthy smoothies, mainly the ones offered by public restaurants. The findings were quite surprising and very very disappointing for the researchers. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29, 2013

Health RisksA great number of people start their day with a cup of aromatic sugar-free coffee. This beverage is loved in all continents and has been widely used for centuries as a source of energy, positive thoughts, and good health. There are plenty benefits of consuming coffee in moderate amounts on a daily basis. Rich in caffeine, coffee plays a role of excellent stimulant and can assist in stimulating blood circulation and metabolism, support our brain function, and prevent psychological disorders like a chronic depression and others. Finally, as one of the recent studies by the experts at the University of Athens Medical School has shown, a regular Greek coffee consumption is linked to longevity. See more information about this interesting research and the findings in this article. Read the rest of this entry »

Fruit and VegetableThe advantages of consuming a fruit and vegetable diet are numerous! Many experts would agree to the fact that it is hard to find a better, richer, and more effective source of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients than vegetables and fruits. This kind of diet is good for supporting out digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory systems, urinary tract function, and all other body systems and organs. We all know that an apple a day can keep the doctor away, but a great number of vegetables and fruits can play a role of apple in this famous saying. Certainly, it is possible to enjoy the benefits of fresh fruit and vegetable diet provided the foods used for this kind of diet are 100 per cent organic. One way or another, it turned out that by consuming a fruit and vegetable diet it is possible not only support our physical health, but also improve our mood and feel more energetic during the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Fizzy DrinksFizzy drinks, sweetened drinks, commercially produced juices and sodas are a curse of our times. How often we use these drinks even though we know how harmful they are to our health. We can give up eating cakes and cookies, fries and fast food, other unhealthy foods, but for most of us it can be really hard to give up using bottled juices or even the light but slightly sweetened soda. We are craving to drinking something good, something sweet, something we truly enjoy. Moreover, we all know how much little kids and teenagers love Cola and other fizzy drinks! Unfortunately, there are really plenty of health risks behind fizzy or sweetened drinks. It was believed that most of those are centered around getting extra calories, increasing our risks of obesity, serious cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and so on. However, the risks actually go far beyond just that. Read the rest of this entry »