September 22, 2019

The 10 Healthiest Beverages (Other Than Water)

There are only so many times you can say, “Just water for me, thanks,”

7. Kale Juice

Kale, kale, kale. Everybody loves kale. It might seem annoyingly trendy, but there are legitimate reasons why so many people are in love with this stuff. The dark, leafy green is packed with vitamins and minerals that help with everything from bone health to regulating your bowels.

And drinking your veggies is an excellent way to get multiple servings in one drink. Just avoid buying bottled, as those varieties tend to be pretty high in sodium. It might not be a bad idea to invest in a juicer and start making kale juice, and other veggie juices, at home.

8. Lemon Juice

Yes, you read that right. Not lemonade, lemon juice. You should drink lemon juice. That’s gross right? Well, it certainly takes care of gross stuff for us, like cleansing the liver, stimulating bile production, and helping with digestion. Lemon also brings vitamin C to the party to boost your immune system.

But no one was going to make you drink it on its own. Promise. Squeeze a half into a cool glass of water in the morning to get your day going right.

And yes, this healthy beverage involves water, but water is really being used as a mixer here. So it still earns a place on this list.

9. Ginger Tea

Ginger is an excellent natural remedy for all tummy troubles. It has been promoted as a way to sooth an upset stomach, relieve motion sickness and pregnancy related nausea, and ease digestion.

If this sounds like something you might enjoy, brew a cup of fresh ginger tea yourself by steeping one or two thin slices of fresh gingerroot in a cup of hot water. Spoon in a little honey if the resulting brew turns out to be on the spicy side.

10. Cranberry Juice

Nobody likes a UTI. And once you have one, it can take up to 2 days after treatment starts for your symptoms to go away. So let’s get on the proactive side of things and help prevent the UTI by drinking pure cranberry juice, which one study found can work “against infections and bacteria within 8 hours of consumption.

Now that study used cranberry juice cocktail, because it is the most popular cranberry beverage. But you can get the same benefits from pure cranberry juice and should choose it over cranberry juice cocktail. Why? One is loaded with added sugar. The other is not. Hint: The one with sugar is the one with cocktail in the name.