What are some healthy beverages to keep ourselves hydrated?

What are some healthy beverages to keep ourselves hydrated?

Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM, | By NutritionFacts.org | NUTRITIONFACTS.ORG is a science-based nonprofit organization founded by Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM,

Your challenge is to drink at least 60 ounces of healthy beverages a day

You need to drink at least 60 ounces of healthy beverages a day. That’s about 5 glasses. Some of the healthiest beverages are water, green tea and hibiscus tea.

Increased tea consumption may lower our risk of dying of pneumonia. Five randomized controlled trials have shown that people randomized to green tea are about a third less likely to come down with the flu, for example.
Within just one hour of drinking a single cup (200 ml) of green tea, we can significantly cut down on the rate of DNA damage in our cells. Green tea significantly boosts the activity of a DNA repair enzyme in our body that can fix DNA damage. Within a month, drinking two small daily cups (400 ml) of green tea can improve DNA resistance to free radical damage in the first place, indicating that green tea has significant genoprotective (DNA-protecting) effects.
 
Additional benefits of drinking tea include cardiovascular protection, as both green and black tea can significantly improve arterial function within hours of consumption. Don’t add milk, though. Adding milk to black tea may completely prevent improvement of endothelial function. It appears casein is the culprit, though soy protein was recently found to have the same nutrient-binding effect.
 
Watch the videos and see the study references at:
“How Not to Age – Live Presentation” at https://buff.ly/3SW7ru6
“Tea and Artery Function” https://buff.ly/4dB0FC5.
 
Hibiscus really shines when it comes to high blood pressure. We’re still not sure why it works, but hibiscus appears to boost nitric oxide production, which may help our arteries relax and dilate better. An updated review recognized that the daily consumption of hibiscus tea may indeed significantly lower blood pressures in people with hypertension.
 
Watch the video “Hibiscus Tea vs. Plant-Based Diets for Hypertension” at https://buff.ly/4ainWpq to learn more.
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Discover how easy and delicious it is to include some of the healthiest of healthy foods into your daily routine.
 
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Dr Michael Greger Notes:

So should we all be drinking hibiscus tea every day? This is the first of a four part series on the latest on hibiscus. Stay tuned for the next three:

• Protecting Teeth From Hibiscus Tea (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/prote…)

• Is There Too Much Aluminum in Tea? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-th…)

• How Much Hibiscus Tea is Too Much? 9http://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-m…)

For now there’s just Herbal Tea Update: Hibiscus (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/herba…) and Better Than Green Tea? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/bette…)

 

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Dr. Erin Mayfield is dedicated to empowering you to take control of your health through personalized, practical advice. One of the key strategies she advocates is ensuring you stay hydrated with at least 60 ounces of healthy beverages each day, such as water, herbal teas, and natural juices, while avoiding drinks that can cause DNA damage in your cells, such as sugary sodas and alcohol. By making these mindful choices, you can significantly improve your overall well-being.
 
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