The majority of us might have water on tap and milk chill in the fridge, but do you know these affordable drinks (and more!) might do more than quench your thirst? We have completed drink recommendations for every type of problem and need.
To Build Muscle — Milk
Milk can get you jacked. Bro or not, milk contains the proteins whey and casein (both have all the essential amino acids) that help build muscle
To Lose Weight — Green Tea/Grapefruit Juice
Consider the world’s most widely consumed drink, green tea, which can help manage weight by slightly improving metabolism (with four cups a day)Grapefruit juice has also been shown to have weight loss benefits, and eating ½ a grapefruit with each meal showed greater benefits than juice alone.
To Recover — Water/Chocolate Milk/Sports Drink
Most significant following a workout: Consume water to replace it or sweat losses. Chocolate milk may also help the body restore after exercise because of its carb-to-protein ratio (four to one). Or try making your own sports drink – with carbs, sodium, potassium, and sometimes a hint of protein – for a cheaper, more natural (less fluorescent alternative)
For a Run — Water/Tart Cherry Juice/Coconut Water
Water should be the first trusted, however longer runs (90 minutes or more) might require a sports drink like Gatorade to replace lost sodium and other electrolytes. Drinking tart cherry juice for a week before a strenuous run can minimize post-run muscle pain, too. But it doesn’t always have to take that long. Tart cherry juice can also improve muscle recovery when it’s consumed immediately after a workout. Coconut water has been found to offer the same hydration and exercise endurance support as the leading sports drink, but with fewer calories
For Muscle Cramps — Pickle Juice
If you can belly it, pickle juice may help relieve Charlie horses – unpleasant muscle spasms, usually in the legs. Those same cramp-fighting properties can also help people prevent painful contractions from even occurring. Research suggests the juice may even help our muscles and brains communicate better when fatigued.
For a Cough — Honey
Honey will help deal with coughs associated with upper respiratory tract infections because it coats the back of the throat and the sweetness may cause us to salivate. Drink plenty of fluids in general, because they help thin the mucus lodged in the throat and make it easier to cough up
For a Hangover — Water/Orange Juice/Banana Smoothie
Drinking water is key to prevent sense like death the morning after. But when it’s too late (we’ve all been there), whip up a banana-spinach smoothie. The two potassium rich ingredients up the electrolytes lost from boozing too hard. Since alcohol leads to a drop in blood sugar, a glass of OJ can also help bring us back to normal
For Dehydration – Coconut Water
Coconut water will rehydrate, possibly more than plain old water. The carb-electrolyte balance is great for hydrating, especially after exercise
For Gas and Bloating – Water with Baking Soda
Not this type of gas. If you’re out in public and afraid one will slide, mix a small amount of baking soda in a glass of water, and kick it back. Probiotic drinks may decrease flatulence too. Also avoid sipping drinks through a straw. Inhaling all that air will cause… well you know