All over the place we hear about what to eat and what not to eat. We tend to think about food much more often than liquids. However, somewhere in school each of us probably learned that our bodies are made up of about 75% liquid. Well, that liquid doesn’t just come out of thin air. That liquid comes from whatever we put into our body.
We can survive much longer without food than we can without water. We could die within just a few days of having no water, where we could go a week or two without having food before dying. Our body needs plenty of liquids to function properly. Liquids lubricate, clean, and transport things within our bodies.
So, when we start to feel that itch of being thirsty, what do we go for? Most beverages are made up of mostly water, so pretty much any normal beverage will at least keep us alive. The question is, what does it do inside our body?
Here are some drinks to avoid: #1 Carbonated soda. Carbonation is one of the worst things we can drink. Many people in this world are addicted to soda, and go straight for it whenever they feel thirsty. This is very bad for them. With the amount of carbonation in a can of pop, our body literally has to pull calcium out of our bones to balance out the carbonation in order to survive. Drinking several of these per day will have many negative consequences on our health from headaches, to weak bones, to diabetes, to a number of different problems. My suggestion would be to simply avoid carbonated drinks period. They are a cause of many terrible health problems in the world today.
Another is Alcohol, which is just as common, and much worse than soda. Alcohol will eventually kill us by destroying our kidneys. It’s terrible for the brain and it dehydrates us much more than hydrates us. It will also ruin our lives and our families when we get addicted.
high-caffeinated drinks such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks, are very addictive and harmful to our mental and physical health. We should stay away from these as much as possible.
Truly the best drink in the world is water. If we just keep drinking plenty of water, we will be very positively benefited from it. Our body will work and function much better when it is properly hydrated.
If we don’t get all the nutrients we need from the food we eat, then we can get much from different liquids. There are many great drinks out there that give us a lot of nutrition. Juices are excellent sources of nutrients and vitamins and minerals. Fruit juices have a lot of sugar in them, but they are still very good for us. Vegetable juices are even better for us. Milk is good for us by providing calcium for our bones. These along with many other drinks can benefit us in many ways.
Developing good drinking habits will impact our health to a great degree. It is one of the easiest aspects to stay healthy in, and one of the most impacting to our overall health. If we just stay away from harmful drinks that will get us addicted to them, we will begin to only want healthy drinks, and any harmful drink will not be enticing to us at all.
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