~ Smriti Jha
Winter or colder days reduce your fluid intake. And there are less visible reminders in a cold season to ensure you drink water. Since you are less likely to feel thirsty in a cold climate, it brings unwanted electrolyte imbalance and results into dehydration.
To increase your hydration level, the intake of water and some healthy beverages can do wonders in your body mechanism and spice up your waterlogged palette.
Try these 6 different healthy beverages to up your hydration level in a week, and feel the difference. You will feel loads better when you are hydrated and if you have already gotten a cold, good hydration will help you overcome the winter illness battle.
- Low fat milk
Touted as an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D, it may seem like less of a grown-up drink than the other options. However, low fat and skim milk are great sources of protein and other essential micronutrients.
- Hot chocolate
The flavonoids present in coccoa help your body process nitric oxide that improves blood flow, lowers blood pressure. Also, it helps prevent platelets in blood from mingling together and acts as an anticoagulant.
- Beet juice
Beet again, has the ability to lower your blood pressure, boosts your stamina and increases the blood flow to the brain, especially in older adults by slowing the progression of dementia. With their zero Trans and saturated fats and high magnesium, calcium, and iron levels it helps in keeping liver healthy.
- Kale juice
Search in food market if you can get it. The dark, leafy green is packed with antioxidants, vitamins K and minerals like calcium, vitamin C and iron that help with everything from bone health to regulating your bowels.
- Lemon juice
It certainly has legitimate reasons to act as a magic juice. Lime helps in cleansing the liver, stimulating bile production, and helping with digestion. It also brings vitamin C to boost your immune system, stimulates liver and aids in detoxification.
- Cranberry juice
It helps prevent the urinary tract infection AKA UTI by drinking pure cranberry juice, which research studies have found to work “against infections and bacteria within 8 hours of consumption.” Cranberry juice also lowers low-density lipoprotein, commonly known as LDL. This is also known as the “bad” type of cholesterol.
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