Water is vital for our survival, which makes sense considering around 60% of the human body is made of water. Many of us are under-hydrated and need to get in more fluids, but let’s be honest—water can get kind of boring. However, sugary iced coffee and hot chocolate might not be your best options, either.
At VINA, we’ve created bold, fun, and deliciously carbonated beverages you won’t be able to resist.
Nutrition is vital to a healthy life, and we need to make sure that we’re getting enough nutrients, like vitamins, protein, minerals, and carbohydrates. Sure, you can get these nutrients through your food, but another fun way to get your necessary nutrients is by drinking them. Read on to understand the unique benefits you can get from beverages besides water.
Water With a Twist
Okay, this is still water—but it’s fancy water! Mineral water is a wonderful alternative to plain water, and it's naturally found in reservoirs and springs. Calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium are just a few of the minerals you might find.
Mineral water is naturally carbonated, which makes it an excellent substitution for people who crave the fizz of traditional soda. You can also try options like coconut water to get in some added flavor.
You can also infuse your water to amp up the taste a bit. Lemon and cucumber-infused water is a great way to improve your hydration because you’ll be more likely to drink it if it tastes delicious. Plus, drinking lemon water is correlated with potential weight loss!
Try combinations like watermelon, fresh ginger, and fresh herbs like mint to make your water even more enjoyable.
Tea is a favorite drink because of its unique health benefits and soothing flavor. Tea has been loved in countries across the world for centuries. There are black, green, and herbal, and many more, from ginger tea to purple tea.
After water, tea is the most popular drink in the world, and part of what makes it so appealing is that you can brew it fresh at home with ease.
Honey is a great way to naturally sweeten tea while adding some extra benefits, too. You’re avoiding the empty calories of refined sugar but still amping up the flavor of your tea. Honey does contain some nutrients, including antioxidants, so it’s a solid ingredient to have in your repertoire.
There is a lot of hype around green tea, and for good reason. Green tea has huge health benefits. It contains fluoride and flavonoids, which can help support strong bones, as well as polyphenols and antioxidants that support a healthy immune system.
Antioxidants support healthy cholesterol levels and heart health. They also fight against free radicals, which can cause the signs of aging to appear more prominently.
Also, green tea is within the recommended daily caffeine. Limited caffeine can increase alertness, but too much caffeine can cause issues like a racing heart and increased feelings of anxiety, so it’s best to monitor your consumption.
Mint tea is an herbal tea that’s a great choice if you need help relaxing. It can help soothe a racing mind and calm you down after a long day.
Mint also has a cooling effect that aids digestion. It’s perfect for the summer heat, especially when iced.
Fruit juice can be a delicious addition to your daily diet if you choose the right products.
The choices are almost endless when it comes to juice—simply find your favorite fruits and veggies. This beverage is usually packed with vitamins and health benefits. Just be careful about the quantity of added sugar you’re consuming.
Cranberry juice can boost your immune system, thanks to its high concentration of vitamin C. Cranberry juice has also been used as a home remedy for urinary tract infections because it prevents the build-up of bacteria.
Just make sure you choose the unsweetened juice option.
Pomegranates get their beautiful red color from polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. This juice actually has three times as many antioxidants as green tea. The antioxidants act as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Pomegranate juice is a source of vitamin C, K, E, and potassium. This juice soothes inflammation in the gut and supports healthy digestion.
Vegetable juice is a great, easy way to get your daily nutrients. We all know we are supposed to eat our vegetables, but many of us fall short.
When you start exploring, you’ll start finding options like beet juice, tomato juice, and even green juice. Start sampling, and you’re sure to find one that you enjoy.
Orange juice is the first drink many of us grab when we feel under the weather. This is because orange juice is loaded with vitamin C, which promotes a healthy immune system.
Make sure you choose the orange juice infused with vitamin D and calcium. Darker juices like berry juice have more antioxidants, but orange juice has fewer calories. Both can be good choices; it just depends on what you’re looking for.
Sports drinks and energy drinks can be excellent options for replacing fluids lost throughout the day. However, they’re often loaded with artificial sweeteners or feature a high sugar content, so they’re best to consume in moderation.
Sports drinks have three main ingredients: water, electrolytes, and carbs. These ingredients are meant to improve performance and stamina for very active people. Sodium and potassium are the primary electrolytes in most drinks.
Kombucha is a fermented, slightly sweetened tea. Kombucha’s popularity is on the rise because of its perceived health benefits.
It is high in antioxidants because it is made from tea—usually green or black. Kombucha is also high in probiotics because it is fermented. Probiotics are a type of healthy bacteria found in our gut that have many health benefits, including promoting weight loss and healthy digestion.
Prebiotic soda is a healthy option that promotes gut health, your immune system, and even bone health. We can’t digest prebiotics—they are a fiber that acts as a food source for healthy bacteria in the gut.
Prebiotic soda should also be deliciously flavored. We have a variety of flavors at VINA, including Cherry, Grapefruit Mint, Lemon Lime, Pomegranate, and Raspberry Ginger. You’ll quickly fall in love with the vibrant drink design and delicious flavor.
VINA drinks are certified organic, contain brain-supporting ingredients, and are infused with apple cider vinegar. They are made with plant fibers and minerals.
There are many anecdotal stories about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, but the benefits are also supported by science. Evidence points to apple cider vinegar:
- Lowering cholesterol levels
- Helping weight loss
- Reducing blood sugar levels
- Improving the symptoms of diabetes
Don’t Be Afraid to Try a New Beverage
Let’s be adventurous and go out of our comfort zones. Now that we are more informed, it’s time to find your perfect healthy beverage. Life is about trying new things and having fun. Try VINA and let us know what you think.