What is the best thing to drink for your health?


Common effects of physical dehydration

What happens if you don’t drink enough water? Well, if you drink too little water it is called dehydration and can cause tiredness, poor concentration, a lower level of alertness, regular headaches and mood swings. It can also effect your digestion and lead to constipation, with severe dehydration causing kidney stones or a blood clot, heart attack or strokes.

How much water should I be drinking daily?

It is unlikely that in our modern life we are drinking too little water. Doctors opinions are divided, but if you read Cosmo, your are probably packing a water cooler in your handbag. Many doctors now say that the human body needs approximately one litre of additional straight water intake a day. This is true only if you have a healthy diet and drink other beverages such as fruit juice, certain carbonated drink, One unit of red wine or dark beer daily and get your 5 a day fruits and vegetables.

Getting your 2.5 litres of daily water

If you have a healthy diet with fruits and vegetables at 5 a day, your body absorbs between 0.5L to 1L litre of fluids a day. If you then have a cup of coffee, or tea, a glass of fruit juice and or a diet soda, that is another 1 litre of daily fluid. If you have a glass of red wine or a pint of dark beer, not more, then you have reached your 2 litres daily. Leaving you with just half a litre to one litre of pure water to drink.


Fruits drinks as source of vitamins and minerals

100% fruit juice with no added sugar are are perfect sources of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as being an ideal source of fluid replenishment. Pure 100% fruit juices contains equal or higher amounts of vitamins and nutrients then the equal volume of fruit and have the same phytochemicals as fresh fruit juice is considered part of the  5 a day requirements, Diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. 5 a day Fruits and vegetables provide essential vitamins and minerals, fibre and nutrients that are important for good health. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in fat and calories. Eating 5 a day or more servings of fruits and vegetables  is part of an important plan for healthier living. By adding variety you get the total scope of required vitamins and minerals rather than a single type of phytochemicals and antioxidants your body needs to ward of aging and cell damage

Fruits drinks selection

Always select 100% pure fruit juice. It is less important if it is from concentrate or not as long as it is Pure. Unfortunately many parents and adults still select Bad Fruit Drinks. Fruit drinks will contain as little as 10% of fruit juice the rest is unhealthy chemicals, colourings, additives conservatives preservatives, etc. These drinks carry very little nutritional value, some claim to have added vitamins, but remember that most often the for of added vitamin is not easily absorbed by young kids and thus useless.  They are not the same! so use a bit of common sense. Look for no added sugar, preservatives or colouring juices. Yes it slightly more  expensive, but they are the real deal and are excellent source of fluid, vitamins, minerals and your lovely antioxidants.

During growth, a child needs vitamins that are in what he eats. Nutrients and the vitamins in them are the only building blocks he has. The benefits of vitamins amongst other is to be a fundamental building block. Vitamins are nutrients that allow chemical reactions that lead to the creation of bone, tissue and muscle. In adults vitamins maintain good health. Vitamins ensure the functioning of the nervous system, vitamins also allow the body to use calories as energy, process proteins carbs and fats.

The human organism requires the benefits of 13 vitamins. These vitamins are listed below. They are generally classified according to 2 criteria. The first according to toxicity and the second whether they are soluble in water or in fat. Water soluble vitamins do not stay in the body for very long, thus it is required to bring daily vitamins in the daily diet.

There is no nutritional value in soft drinks, Period!

Soft drinks are not good. It is as simple as that. The sugar content in a single can of soft drink is the equivalent of your normal daily sugar intake. There are no nutrient in soft drinks that the body needs. Do not kid yourself when opening those cans of fizzy drink.

Diet sodas are not much better. Granted they are low in calories and have no sugar, but the artificial sweeteners have many effects including stimulating hunger and developing carb cravings.

Origins of the Mangosteen fruit

The Mangosteen fruit comes from the tropical evergreen tree  that grows to be 7 to 20 meters tall. The fruit is edible and of purple colour, small in size and round. It is a flavour full fruit with a creamy texture and sweet with a citrus type taste. The Mangosteen fruit grows in warm climates only where temperatures below 4degrees Celsius will kill the plant. It is also found in central Africa and notably in the Democratic republic of Congo.

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