It’s warming up quite nicely, and with this season comes more BBQs, celebrations, and get-togethers! You’ve been taking good care of yourself, eating well, exercising, and attending regular visits to your chiropractor. We are delighted, especially as our main goal is to ensure that you are achieving the perfect balance between physical wellness, and nutritional health.
Well then, you deserve a drink! Here is a lovely springtime cocktail that is chock full of healthy ingredients, and some other luscious libations to keep you healthy and well-hydrated this spring.
Springtime Lime Mojito!
What you’ll need: mint, lime, cucumber, simple syrup, crushed ice, light rum (optional), and club soda.
Why it’s good for you: Mint leaves soothe the digestive tract and are excellent for belly aches. They reduce irritated bowel syndromes and ‘clean’ up the stomach. Mint also helps in eliminating toxins from the body. Limes contain more vitamin C than lemons, and the pectin in the fruit pulps aids in lowering cholesterol. Cucumbers are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are a good source of Vitamin A, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Potassium!
Find the recipe here.
Make a springtime change by swapping out some of your usual unhealthy beverages. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Replace coffee or regular caffeinated tea with decaf or herbal tea. Chamomile tea, mint tea, and rooibos tea are some delicious choices. If you absolutely must have caffeine, try green tea or yerba mate for an excellent pick me up!
- Replace cow’s (or goat’s) milk with almond or rice milk.
- Replace soda and diet soda with water. You can always add a slice of a fresh fruit or herb for more flavor. Try mint-lemon water or cucumber water for a great tasting and healthy beverage.
- Try coconut water instead of sugar and sodium laden sports drinks if you feel a little dehydrated.
- Make your own iced tea – remove the sugar and keep it clean and refreshing with lemon, ice, and mint.
- Try fresh juice. Orange juice, apple juice, carrot juice, and watermelon juice may have their share of sugars, but when you choose natural, unprocessed juices, you’ll get all the nutients without having to take on any extra sugar or preservatives.
Follow these springtime drink tips, and you’ll soon have an extra pep in your step, and find yourself hydrated and healthier.
Picture credit: Delicious Citrus by Scott Bauer. Used under a Creative Commons license.
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