We all know sugary and fizzy drinks can wreak havoc on our #health , and yet you can buy them everywhere. You are offered artificially sweetened drinks everywhere…from your favorite restaurant to the gym!
Thankfully, there are many more healthy drinks for you to choose from now so you won’t go astray from your health goals. These beverages can not only do your health great favors, but can spice up your taste buds so you won’t grow bored and throw in the towel to living a healthier lifestyle.
Here are a few to get you started:
🍋Lemon Water: Lemons offer more than pleasant smells and sour flavor. Add flavor to your water, help skin conditions, improve hair or add years to our life by utilizing the benefits of lemons. Of course, lemons are known for having high amounts of vitamin C, with a single lemon offering you approximately 51 percent to meet your daily vitamin C needs. 🌱Cranberry Juice: Cranberries are rich in health-promoting materials that are essential for all-around wellness. They’re known to protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease, and that’s not even half of what cranberries are capable of. They can improve oxidative stress, inflammation and urinary antibacterial adhesion activity to prevent urinary tract infection. 🌱Green Tea: Tea is the second most widely enjoyed beverage in the world behind only water. Green tea made from unfermented leaves reportedly contains the highest content of powerful antioxidants making it one of the top healthy drinks around. 🍒Tart Cherry Juice: Tart cherries contain high levels of phytochemicals, including melatonin, a hormone important in regulating sleep cycle. Cherries also are also known for their anti inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. They may also help prevent muscle damage and pain before and during strenuous exercise. 💦Coconut Water: Coconut Water is rich in carbohydrates, chloride, potassium and sodium and viewed as a hydrating drink of choice in various parts of the world.
Need a low carb side for #Thanksgiving dinner?? Savory cauliflower puree makes a perfect stand-in for mashed potatoes. It gets its fabulous flavor from garlic, buttermilk and a touch of butter. Best of all, it has about one-quarter of the calories of typical mashed potatoes. If you like, vary it by adding shredded low-fat cheese or chopped fresh herbs!
8 cups bite-size cauliflower florets (about 1 head)
4 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
⅓ cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip)
4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon butter
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Snipped fresh chives for garnish
-Place cauliflower florets and garlic in a steamer basket over boiling water, cover and steam until very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place florets and garlic in a microwave-safe bowl with ¼ cup water, cover and microwave on High for 3 to 5 minutes.)
-Place the cooked cauliflower and garlic in a food processor. Add buttermilk, 2 teaspoons oil, butter, salt and pepper; pulse several times, then process until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve hot.
Too many posts I’m seeing are about people being #sick right now! We are definitely in #cold and #flu season! So how do you stay healthier ALL the time?? Getting your gut bacteria healthy is one of the most important things you can do to get and stay healthy. If your bacteria are sick, so are you! Your gut wall houses 70 percent of the cells that make up your immune system! For the strongest immunity your gut must function seamlessly. Taking a high quality #probiotic and bioavailable multivitamin are the best things you can do for your gut and immunity, as well as eating healthy and getting plenty sleep!