How to Drink Healthier

Ever wonder if what you're drinking is improving your health? WikiHow can help you figure it out.

Steps

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    Choose your drinks carefully. Drink the cleanest and purest liquids available.
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    Drink plain water frequently throughout the day. Use a water filter, if needed.
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    Try herbal teas. They are fortified with valuable natural vitamins and nutrients for better health.
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    Choose low fat milk. Whole milk adds excessive fat to your diet.
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    Try fruit and vegetable drinks. Obtain a juicer and create your own nutritious recipes.
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    Drink fruit juices sparingly. They may contain natural fruit sugar as well as added refined sugar. Eating a piece of fruit with it's natural pulp and fiber is more nutritious.
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    Use sports drinks responsibly. They may contain simple sugars and electrolytes for a quick boost, but they are not nutritious.
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    Eliminate soda and other artificial drinks. Chemicals are not nutritious. They can be addicting and difficult for your body to assimilate.
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    Eliminate coffee and alcohol. These are diuretics. They deplete valuable vitamins, minerals and electrolytes causing greater fatigue.

Tips

  • Sugar adds calories to your diet.
  • A sugar high is usually followed by a sugar low, which leads to greater fatigue.
  • Sugar is addicting.
  • Obtain nutrition from whole foods, such as grains, legumes, vegetables and nuts.

Article Info

Categories: Nutrition and Lifestyle Eating | Drinks