10 HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES
Flavoured green tea
Enough has been said about the benefits of green tea in print, on the internet and through word of mouth. So we won’t do it again. And why just stick to plain green tea when it’s available in so many different flavours — mint, jasmine, lemon, ginger, tulsi or combinations of two flavours.
It’s an acceptable practice to start your day with a cup of coffee. But it’s a matter of concern when you raid the coffee machine at work too many times a day. The amount of caffeine and sugar that you consume guzzling multiple cups of coffee ( we know only a few of you drink it without sugar) will sooner or later backfire at you. So here’s a list of healthy alternatives you can try. This is said to be a natural energiser and a liquid shot of vitamins and minerals, and is one of the most nourishing juices one can have. It’s easily digestible and quick assimilating property makes a natural energy supplement.
Matcha green tea
For those of you, who aren’t excited about switching to plain ol’ green tea, matcha green tea its a potent version. It contains almost double the amount of antioxidants, making it a great detoxifying agent and energy booster. Almost double the amount of health benefits of that of green tea.
This tea is derived from the ginseng root and it might be a little bitter in taste, so you could add a bit of honey. Ginseng tea is said to help lose weight, enhance concentration and reduces fatigue.
Lemon and mint water
Coffee tends to give a boost of energy but its effects wear off in a few hours and can leave you sluggish. Here’s a light, healthy and refreshing drink — squeeze some lime juice to a jar of chilled water, add some crushed mint leaves, add a few slices of orange if available, and stir. Voila! Your drink is ready.
If you are a mushroom lover, why limit yourself only to soups, pastas, risottos and pizzas? Why not have mushroom tea as well? Flat reishi mushrooms are a staple in traditional Chinese medicines.
This is one of healthiest drinks one can have containing numerous health benefits. Drink it because it is naturally sweet, it has bioactive enzymes and is abundant in rehydrating electrolytes, making it a great replacement for sugary drinks.