Bubble, bubble toil and trouble
A witches’ brew
Famous words from the Shakespeare play Macbeth. Act four, scene one you have three witches stewing a brew of bizarre ingredients. If you were to read to this list, it might make your stomach turn.
So what on Earth does this have to do with health? The same horrific experiment that the witches in Macbeth were brewing is a good analogy to what you do to your body when you drink soda, energy drinks, etc… Bubble, bubble toil, and trouble!
The mainstream beverage producers are not using tons of natural ingredients to produce your favorite drink. Instead, they use barrels of scientific slurries that create flavor compounds that allure you and addict you.
Do not fall for the dupe of the “better” versions that the corporations are coming out with. They are still a witches brew of obscure ingredients that do not promote your well-being, only their bottom line.
Have you ever thought about what you drink being a part of your health regime? Many us of grew up having a cup of juice or milk in the morning…is not what I have in mind. Either of those options is vitamin enriched sugar water.
I am referring to trying extract the most benefit out of every calorie you consume, even beverages.
Drink to your health
The word elixir has three meanings
- Medicinal potion
- Preparation that could produce immortality
- Substance that could turn metal into gold
Unfortunately, I can not promise you the last two, but I think if you switch your drink, I can get you a little closer on the first one.
And good health does prolong your life, and long life is as good as gold. So here are my suggestions on how to drink for your health
Number one: Aloe
You can read about the benefits of drinking Aloe Vera here. There is so much to love about aloe. It is hydrating, it coats and heals the digestive tract.
Number two: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a must have for everyone’s medicine cabinet. It treats constipation, gas, sore throat. The list goes on. Research shows that consuming Apple Cider Vinegar can help to regulate blood sugar…no bubbly brew in a can promises that!
Number three: Kombucha
I have a love/hate relationship with Kombucha. I love the idea of a probiotic drink that delivers enzymes and good bacteria. I hate when it tastes even remotely boozy.
I do not drink so I am super sensitive to the alcohol content of some Kombuchas. Even with that being said, there are so many brands on the market, you can find a brew that fits your tolerance level.
These are just a few examples of drinks that add to your health and not take away. Try one of them today and see if you can replace the high sugar/low nutrition choices with one of these benefit packed alternatives.