Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Drink Herbal Tea

Having trouble getting your daily water intake? Try drinking herbal tea for a change and to give some variety to your day. Eliminate caffeinated drinks, soda pop, and even juice - which really is exactly the same as drinking a cup full of sugar. Juice contains the carbohydrates but not the fiber, vitamins, or minerals of a piece of fruit. Herbal tea allows you to get in your precious water for the day and enjoy something different each time. Most stores carry a large variety of herbal teas in stock. Here are some of the healthier varieties which offer many different flavors:
During the summer days, you can easily brew herbal tea from hot water or by placing it in the sun. After brewing, place in your favorite container in the refrigerator to cool. Many of the teas available also contain antioxidants, such as green tea which only contains a minimal amount of caffeine. Green tea has also been said to support cardiovascular health. Don't forget to drink plenty of filtered (mineral water is a plus, but not carbonated) water each day - at least eight 8 ounce glasses.

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