Thursday, August 13, 2009

Healthy Drink Choices

Here is a great list of 4 healthy drink choices from Dr. Weil:

1. Green tea: Green tea is a potent source of catechins - healthy antioxidants which can inhibit cancer cell activity and help boost immunity. Replace your morning coffee with a cup of tea for a healthier wake-up.

2. Cranberry juice: Cranberries are a rich source of vitamin C and contain a substance that hinders the attachment of bacteria to bladder walls, which can help prevent urinary tract infections. Instead of cranberry juice cocktail, opt for unsweetened cranberry juice concentrate and dilute with water or sparkling water.

3. Red wine: The antioxidant activity of red wine has been linked to heart health benefits, reduced stress, and even preserving memory. If you enjoy an occasional drink, limit your intake to 1-2 glasses a day. If you don't drink, don't start - there are other ways to get antioxidants in your diet, including fresh, whole fruits and vegetables.

4. Pure, filtered water: Staying well hydrated is essential to optimal health and overall functioning. Drink as much as you want throughout the day, and in the warmer months, be sure to drink water.

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  1. Awesome tip, thanks! I used to work for Origins a while back and he just had started designing a skincare line for them when I left.

  2. This a great post of drinks, I've been thinking of doing one for my blog about the calories in beverages. This was a great inspiration to get to it.

    Stop by and visit me sometimes maybe we can guest blog for each other: