Even if you’re not a fan of juicing, you can’t deny that sometimes it’s easier to drink your veggies and fruit than it is to eat them. If you’re on the go (and aren’t we all?), it’s much easier to whip up a juice or smoothie and hit the road than trying to eat an apple or a plum on the train or in the car. Luckily, there are plenty of different drinks that you can incorporate into your day (and are probably already incorporated into your day), which makes it easy to get the nutrients you need.
1. Green smoothies – Start with wheatgrass or something with plenty of chlorophyll. Another popular choice is spinach. While you can pick up green smoothies from just about every juice bar in the country, you can also make your own—and don’t be scared off by the base ingredients. Pack plenty of fruit in there, and you’ll have a refreshing juice full of nutrients but won’t taste like chewing on a blade of grass.
2. Green or White tea – Both of these teas contain catechins, which is great if you are trying to fight signs of age. And because they are brewed in water, it is an excellent way to increase your H20 intake, even if you don’t like drinking plain water. Green and white tea are also great sources of antioxidants, which will protect your body and skin from the free radicals that damage it and make you look older than you are.
3. Red wine – Who doesn’t enjoy a glass of red wine at the end of the day? There is nothing wrong with drinking a glass a day, and actually, it can be beneficial for your health and skin. And remember all things in moderation. Red wine is an excellent way not only to get your antioxidants but some other nutrients that keep you looking and feeling young. Scientists have pinpointed the antioxidant resveratrol as the main ingredient that promotes health. The skin of the grape that contains a potent antioxidant. It turns the ordinary grape into a powerhouse.
4. Water – Most people don’t drink enough water. That’s just a fact. Water is essential for every single bodily function. Not only does it help to clean out the body, but it also helps regulate blood sugar and pressure, lifts the mood, and clears the head. It is crucial to keep your skin hydrated. Every adult needs 64 ounces of water a day. That is 8, 8 oz glasses. Bonus: Water does help to fill you up, and you will feel less hungry. If you have trouble remembering to drink water, start carrying a water bottle with you at all times. If you think water is boring, add a little lemon. You can also try mint, lime, or any fresh fruit to add flavor. Because you have it in hand, you’re more likely to drink it.
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Kari Thomas wrote this article.