Thursday, February 19, 2015
Plant Flavored H2O
For me drinking plain water is still the best way to quench your thirst but if you want some flavor and spice up your water there choices now.
They say there are health benefits in drinking plant based water like vitamins, antioxidant, and minerals.
Coconut water - water that you can find inside young green coconuts. It is a natural energy/sports drink since it has high potassium and mineral content. It is also good for your figure since it has low levels of fat, carbohydrates, and calories. It has cytokinins, L-arginine, ascorbic acid and magnesium.
Artichoke Water - it contain antioxidants and agents that restrain cholesterol synthesis and raise bile production that reduce the overall blood cholesterol. It also contain fiber, folate, potassium, manganese, copper, and iron.
Maple Water - yep, it's not just for pancakes anymore. Maple syrup is popular to athletes since it has no additives, preservatives, and bleaching agents. It is also not fructose. Maple Water contains antioxidants, manganese, and zinc that enhance your immune system.
Prickly Pear Cactus Water - water that comes from a cacti fruit. It has high amount of fiber called pectin. It also contains high amount of antioxidants, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Expert say that cactus water promotes healthy skin and act as a hangover remedy.
Aloe Vera Water - aloe vera contains a lot of nutrients, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes that are good for you. It also has antioxidant.
Aloe vera is also used traditionally as a multipurpose skin treatment. In Ayurvedic medicine it is called kathalai, as are extracts from agave.
Just to warn you, Aloe vera has potential toxicity with side effects occurring at some dose levels both when ingested or applied topically.