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Hydration is, by far, the most important aspect of your daily intake. This becomes more relevant when it summer arrives, as your body loses liquids more quickly than ever. Sure, iced water is refreshing, but sometimes the plain old taste (or lack thereof) of water isn’t enough to keep your taste buds happy. The idea is to get or brew drinks that can quench your thirst, keep your tongue from craving cocktails and also prevent your teeth from decaying or your health depreciating, in general.
With that in mind, here are 10 healthy summer drinks that will not just quench your craving for water, but will also keep you healthy doing it.
Watermelons are one of the healthiest natural food sources you can find. And even though they are 90 percent water, they have a great taste to them. Getting into the technical details, 100 grams of watermelon will just give you a meagre 30 calories. While these fruits may be amazing on their own if you are someone who doesn’t like to get a mouthful of seeds, consider making a juice from them.
Watermelon juice is, in itself, very healthy and will not just take care of your physical well-being, it will also keep your smile sparkling.
The ingredients of this drink are in the name itself. All you have to do it put a couple of slices of cucumber into a glass, layer a few mint leaves on top, add a couple of ice cubes and top the whole thing off with water.
Both cucumber and mint are very healthy. They will aid digestion, prevent the effects of toxins on your body, keep your teeth sparkling white and much more.
A tropical delight, coconut water is a very healthy drink. It has so many health benefits that listing them all would take an entire article in and of itself. To start off, this refreshing drink comes with many nutrients like amino acids and vitamins. To top that all off, it also has zero cholesterol and is even a diuretic.
Moreover, unlike most drinks on this list, coconut water is the easiest to enjoy—no brewing or mixing required.
For most of us, nothing can replace the kick that the caffeine in coffee can provide. Here’s a drink to toast this category of people. It’s just plain old chilled coffee with a bit of cocoa powder added to it to make it even tastier. And just like every other drink on this list, the iced mocha will keep you healthy and your smile young during this summer break.
Another refreshing natural drink, sugarcane juice is rich in potassium, glucose, antioxidants, calcium and magnesium. It also acts as an instant hydrating agent. Enjoy it chilled with a hit of any other flavour you like. The treat will keep you healthy and preserve your teeth and gums well.
For the tea addicts out there, iced tea is one of the best drinks you can consume in summer. It not only has a great taste, but it also contains antioxidants, will protect your bones, will strengthen your immune system, will help you lose weight and preserve your beautiful smile.
Milkshakes are drinks all of us can enjoy with our family and friends. They may be made plainly with a single fruit or ingredient, or a fancy brew can be made with multiple teasers to keep your taste buds buzzing. All in all, the calcium in the milk in itself is enough to keep your body healthy and your teeth shining, but adding a healthy fruit like mango, peaches etc will increase the health benefits by a lot.
Raspberries have their own list of health benefits that include a bunch of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Along with all this, they also have a great taste and will keep your smile gorgeous.
This is basically a syrup of green leaves. All you have to do is add mint, cilantro and a couple of basil leaves into a glass and top it off with lemon juice, sugar and ice. The drink has several health benefits, courtesy of the green leaves and lime. The reason that this treat is so low in this list is because of the lemon content.
All citrus extracts contain citric acid which can essentially damage the enamel of your teeth. For this reason, extra care needs to be taken when consuming citrus products. The best ways to prevent damage to your teeth because of the citric acid include using a straw and washing your mouth immediately after consumption of the refreshment.
All in all, the herbaceous cooler is great for your health, and with a bit of preventive maintenance, it will keep your teeth healthy as well.
There is no better refreshment than citrus on a hot summer day. But just as stated in the previous constituent on this list, citrus is not that good for your teeth. So, if you are careful enough during the consumption of this delight, you can keep your smile full and your body energised.
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