Health Drinks from Mother Nature Offer Smarter Choices than Energy Drinks, Vitamin Waters or Soft Drinks
Posted Jan 13 2012 8:14am
There are countless great reasons to consume natural health drinks instead of sodas, sugary vitamin waters or caffeine boosted energy drinks. To begin with, sugar leads to numerous challenges for the body. An overabundance of sugar leads to obesity, suppresses the immune system, and can disrupt the body's mineral balance. Overindulgence of sugar leads to arthritis and speeds the aging process. Plus, copious quantities of sugar in soft drinks, energy drinks and vitamin waters spurs the pancreas to generate an overabundance of insulin, which leads to an energy crash and potential diabetes.
Natural health drinks energize energy, mood and fitness levels. High caffeine energy drinks and soft drinks are especially acidic, causing a pH imbalance in the body. Humans should ingest 60-80% alkaline foods and only 20%-40% acid foods for appropriate pH balance. An unsuitable balance of acid to alkaline foods means the body must extract calcium from bones in order to sustain the healthy pH balance . Natural health drinks, on the other hand, are typically alkaline by nature, leading to healthier bones, joints and tissues.
Caffeinated energy drinks, chemically enhanced vitamin waters and sugary soft drinks essentially deprive the body of some of the health benefits of drinking water. All the phosphates, sugar, caffeine and artificial ingredients necessitate extra water to process properly. When the body does not take in plenty of water with crucial nutrients then it experiences cellular dehydration, which in turn leads to rapid aging.
So, consumers who are filling up on soft drinks, caffeinated energy drinks and sugary vitamin waters are in reality dehydrating the body while aging faster. On the other hand, people who choose natural health drinks that contain crucial nutrients from whole foods such as fruits and herbs are enjoying the multiple health benefits of drinking water added to the multiple benefits of consuming phytonutrients (from nature) in their water.