We are often told the importance of eating healthy foods and a daily exercise routine for good cardiovascular health.
But what beverages we consume is just as important in maintaining a healthy heart.
Here are three beverages that offer benefits to your heart health:
Water: Nothing beats good old H20 when it comes to helping you reduce your
long-term risk of heart disease. Staying hydrated with plenty of water is associated with better heart health and it has the great plus of being 100% calorie free!
Whole Fruit Juice: The important thing to look for when shopping for fruit juices is that what you purchase has no added sugar or high fructose corn syrup. Learning the fine art of juicing is also another way to get the full benefit of fruit without the added sugar. The daily recommendation is one 8 oz glass. Whole fruit has been found to help reduce cholesterol levels and inflammation. Inflammation is a big risk factor in heart disease.
Hibiscus tea: A popular drink option today, hibiscus tea is rich in antioxidants and can offer health benefits such as lowering blood pressure as well as reducing free radical damage.
So when looking out for your heart health, don't forget to take a look at what you are drinking and be sure you drink to your health!