Thirsty? Instead of reaching for pop or syrupy juice, which are high in empty calories and unhealthy ingredients, turn your tongue onto a healthier beverage, such as green tea. It's loaded with antioxidants that boost your immune system and metabolism.
Get ready to guzzle cupfuls of goodness -- here are 10 healthy drinks your body will love.
Drink more water than any other beverage. It is the healthiest drink of all because it keeps you alive. But there are other reasons why you need to consume plenty of H2O.
- an important part of digestion
- necessary for the absorption of water-solution vitamins C and Bs
- vital for excreting waste from your body
- needed for sweat
- an essential component of blood
So drink up to ensure your body runs optimally. Have about 8 8-ounce glasses a day -- more when you have dehydrating drinks, such as coffee and alcohol, or sweat a lot.
TIP: Bored of plain old H2O? Infuse it with wedges of lemon or lime, slices of cucumber or sprigs of fresh mint.