Drinking Your Way to Good Health

January 21, 2018

Woman holding up a glass of water

Drinking Your Way to Good Health

It’s often said, ‘you are what you eat,’ but I beg to differ. Though diet definitely plays a huge part in overall health, what you drink does as well. When trying to lose weight, improve our fitness, or improve overall health, it’s possible to make significant changes in health just by changing what you drink. I know, because I did it!

Tea Time

If you’ve read my ‘about me page’, you know that I lived in Asia for an extended period. It was during my time there that I realized that it is possible to drink your way to good health.

My Experience

As a strict vegan with dairy and gluten issues, the things that I could eat were already limited. On top of that, most of the traditional foods where I lived weren’t exactly healthy. Eating carb-filled rice and corn cereal, I quickly put on some weight. I tried changing my diet, but the pounds were still there. This was when I discovered that good health could come from healthy drinking.

I started drinking 6-8 cups of tea every day, and in a short amount of time, I lost nearly all the weight I had gained. Of course, individual results vary, and not everyone will lose a ton of weight drinking tea alone. But for me, it worked! Healthy drinking became my secret to overall health.

Tea Options

Although tea, especially Daily Slim and 15 Day Detox, is what I recommend, it’s not the only drink that can help you stay in good health. If you’re a tea lover but need variety, there are other things that you can incorporate in your daily drinking regimen.

Daily slim and 15 day detox bags

Water Works

I know, I know, when you’re trying to lose weight or improve your overall health everyone tells you to drink water. So, it might be tempting to skip this section. drinking water for your dietBut do you know the reasons for this well-known healthy drinking tip? Here are a couple of water facts you should know:

  •  Drinking water helps you maintain body fluid balance.
  • Water keeps your kidneys and other vital organs functioning.
  • Dehydration can cause your skin to wrinkle.
  • Water helps your muscles work well, especially during winter time.
  • Upping water intake helps you avoid constipation and other bathroom issues.

Kick Cola to the Curb!

While you’re increasing your tea and water intake, you should also decrease the amount of soda you drink (or stop it all together.) Everyone knows that drinking soda doesn’t equal healthy drinking, but a little research can reveal just how bad it is for your health. I mean, seriously, if I tried to write down all of the reasons you should kick your soda habit, I’d have a list longer than Santa’s. So, I’ll wrap it up in a few key points. Drinking soda can:

  •         Severely damage your kidneys
  •         Increase your chance of diabetes by ¼
  •         Block the absorption of needed enzymes
  •         Make you more at risk for heart disease

I literally had to stop myself because I had so many more things that I wanted to write! But if you want to learn more about why soda equals unhealthy drinking, this article is an excellent read.

Final Thoughts

Implementing healthy drinking habits doesn’t happen overnight, but by decreasing the amount of soda you drink and upping your water and tea intake, you’ll be on your way to better health!

Do you have any healthy drinking habits that have helped you stay in good health? Share with me on social media. I’d love to add more to my list!

Have a beauTEAful day.



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