Let’s face it: We all get a little sick of slurping big glasses of H2O every day. Thankfully, there are several other drinks on the market that provide the hydration you need, plus a few other health-boosting benefits. Better yet, with an array of tasty flavors and a mix of hot and cold options, you can easily find one to satisfy your taste buds at any time of day. Consider this your grocery list of must-try healthy beverages. We bet you’ll keep going back for more.
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8 Healthy Beverages You’ll Want to Sip All Day
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1. Spice as Nice
Turmeric golden lattes are having a moment, especially among the wellness obsessed. And now they’re super easy to make at home, courtesy of Numi Organic Tea Turmeric Golden Latte. Besides its anti-inflammatory benefits, these turmeric blends feature other good-for-you ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and nutmeg in the chai, and cocoa powder and vanilla bean in the cocoa variety. Simply add the mix to some warm milk (or milk substitute), then kick back and enjoy. ($15 for 24 servings, numitea.com)
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2. Matcha Made in Heaven
Matcha, the powdered form of green tea leaves, has long been touted as a health-boosting beverage. Studies show that it has even more powerful antioxidants (known as catechins) than regular steeped green tea, which helps you fight off disease. And other research shows it can improve mood and cognition. One powder we can’t get enough of: DavidsTea Matcha, which comes in plain flavors, as well as kale, peach, maple, mint and vanilla. Whisk a tablespoon in hot water to drink alone or throw the powder in your go-to smoothie. (With about half the caffeine per serving compared to a cup of coffee, it’ll also provide a pick-me-up!) David’s even offers a matcha maker to help you whip up the frothy drink in a flash. (From $9 for 50 g, davidstea.com)
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3. Sweet and Sour
Apple cider vinegar provides a few body benefits, like less severe spikes in blood sugar and better gut health. But sometimes, the sour flavor can be a turn-off. Enter the Suja Juice Drinking Vinegars, which come in flavors like strawberry balsamic and cucumber ginger (both super refreshing). The fruity flavors balance out vinegar’s bitterness, plus they include organic ingredients you can feel good about. Prefer coconut vinegar instead? Suja also has a blueberry lemon flavor in the line, featuring the probiotic-packed liquid. To top it off, each bottle has less than 50 calories. ($3, sujajuice.com)
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4. True Blue
Just four ingredients make up Juice Generation’s Holy Water: blue majik (a vitamin- and mineral-rich blue-green algae), holy basil (said to aid in stress relief), pineapple and coconut water. Translation: An ideal beverage for winding down after a long day or workout. The blend also helps keep you hydrated and happy, thanks to the naturally sweet pineapple flavor. ($58 for a 6-pack, juicegeneration.com)
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5. Kombucha Kick
You’ve probably read that fermented foods help your body’s good bacteria flourish due to the supply of probiotics. Well, if you’re going to choose one delicious item to add to your regular meal plan, choose Brew Dr. Kombucha, a 100 percent organic raw kombucha (aka fermented tea). With 10 different flavors there’s something for everyone. But we suggest starting with our faves: Ginger Turmeric, Citrus Hops, Spiced Apple or Love, a mix of green tea, lavender, chamomile and rose. ($4 per bottle, brewdrkombucha.com)
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6. Mint Condition
The best way to end a meal: sipping a mug full of minty tea, like The Republic of Tea’s Superherb Tea in Nettle. The zero-calorie beverage is made with nettle leaves — a plant packed with vitamin C — as well as peppermint and vanilla for a touch of calm and sweetness. Steep it for five to seven minutes, then settle right in to your new after-dinner relaxation ritual. ($13 for 36 tea bags, republicoftea.com)
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7. Main Squeeze
Of course you know fruit juices aren’t always the healthiest options. Packed with added sugar, those sneaky calories can add up. But when slurping Biotta Juices, you don’t have to worry about any empty calories. The veggie-only blends include beet, carrot, tart cherry and more. Slurp the juice solo or add to smoothies, salads or soups. And don’t forget to reach for the tart cherry bottle post-workout — it just might help fend off muscle soreness. (From $6, grocery stores)
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8. Favorite Fizz
Looking to up your probiotic intake even more? Try the KeVita Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics in yummy new flavors like elderberry, Meyer lemon and turmeric ginger. Each bottle includes organic ingredients, apple cider vinegar (of course!) and live active cultures to promote the growth of good bacteria in your gut. The blend of tart and sweet makes it super tasty, and the satisfying sparkle just might cure soda cravings. ($3 per bottle, kevita.com)
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