Juices, Kombucha & Broth: 6 Healing Beverages to Work into Your Routine
As one who follows this blog might have noticed, the writer is tremendously fond of drinks and of composing colourful cocktails – the non-alcoholic ones of course.
When she’s in a rush to become healthy, get that radiant glow, and brighten up her eye area, it’s always the juicer, the blender and the SCOPY she reaches for, because healthy beverages are second to none when it comes to the amount of nutrition.
Instead of chewing through 10 carrots and a head of kale, you simply press it all down the juicer, and within ten minutes you enrich your body with loads of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and much more good.
Healthy bevs are also a great way to get your probiotics, and instantly lift your energy without the side-effects of caffeine.
This is my top 6 list of healthy drinks.
Find one to try and work into your daily routine…
1. gREEN JUICES + ENERGY.
The best green juice is made of kale, lemon, apple, ginger, and fresh mint leaves. Pump up the volume of your radiant, vibrant energy with a green juice. The easiest way to enjoy your greens and to improve your health is with green juices or smoothies.
Fresh dark green leaves are packed with nitrates and will optimally oxygenate the blood. It helps blood vessels dilate to promote proper blood flow and may provide various health benefits, including improved exercise performance, lower blood pressure and better brain function.
Eating kale or spinach daily is like taking a deep yoga breath, it’’ ll help you run better, whether in the office or on the trail.
2. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WITH HERBS + ANTI-INFLAMMATORY and gut health
Fire cider is a hot and sweet, zesty, vinegary recipe is a popular herbal folk remedy, and the reason why is the apple cider vinegar infused with the spicy herbs, that makes it very powerful, a mild tranquilizer, and an anti-inflammatory.
It's packed with immuno-boosting ingredients, and you can easily make your own version. A single shot a day keeps digestion healthy and the energy high.
3. Beetroot + blood pressure, stamina, and detoxification.
Like the leafy greens, I mentioned above beetroots are also full of nitrate that help lower blood pressure and increase exercise performance.
Beets also contain nutrients that have been proven to detoxify the liver and blood and aid in the production of stomach acid. Because kvass is made with raw beets, it preserves these nutrients.
4. KOMBUCHA + MOOD BOOST.
80 percent of your entire immune system is located in your digestive tract, and your digestive systems are also the second largest part of your neurological system. This is why it’s called our second brain – and why the term “gut feeling” makes sense.
Kombucha provides you with probiotic that help generate happiness. Probiotics balance bad bacteria in the gut and influence the release of “The Happy Hormone” serotonin, which is a chemical that contributes to a person’s feelings and mood. 95% of our serotonin is produced in the stomach. Not only do the bacteria send these chemicals to the brain, but they also boost a system of neurons in the gut that impact a person’s mood.
5. Turmeric + IMMUNE BOOST
Golden milk is almost a classic. Not only does this hot drink taste divine, but it also spark your immune system. Turmeric mixed with healthy fats is a great match that strengthens each other's healing properties.
6. BONE BROTH + stronger skin.
The simmering of bones and ligaments causes the release of compounds like collagen, proline, glycine, and glutamine that actually have the power to transform your health, and is the no. 1 thing you can consume to boost your immune system. It also treats leaky gut syndrome, and can help you overcome food intolerances and allergies.
Bone Broth is one of the world's best sources of natural collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body, found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, digestive system and tendons. Collagen is what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, along with replacing dead skin cells, but with age, we produce less collagen and our skin and joints are thus thinner, weaker and less flexible.