Revitalize Your Body With These 5 Foods & Drinks
Ancient humans relied heavily on revitalizing the body and balancing the mind through various foods and drinks. Our bodies really do benefit from the use it’s foods from nature to restore and revitalize our bodies.
Here are some miracles from nature to Revitalize your Body:
Lemon has tremendous benefits for the human body. When squeezed into water hot or cold, lemon has the power to revitalize your blood and alkalize your body very effectively. Lemons are packed with vitamin C, B vitamins, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium and bioflavonoids (vitamin P). They contain antibacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Lemons are also great for cleansing the liver and kidneys.
2. Coconut Water
Coconut water is a hydration powerhouse loaded with electrolytes, potassium and B vitamins. Potassium is well known to help lower blood pressure (hypertension) and aid in muscle soreness while the B vitamins calm the nervous system providing relief from anxiety, stress and depression. The electrolytes found in coconut water will help restore the body, which in turn revitalizes your mood and keep you mindful.
Kombucha tea is a fermented drink packed with amazing revitalizing properties. It has been consumed by civilizations worldwide for centuries. Kombucha is lightly fermented, yet presents a nice bitter bite when consumed. It is loaded with probiotics which yield improved digestion and overall gut health. It contains the B vitamins which are excellent for curbing stress and anxiety. Kombucha is also loaded with anti-oxidants which are highly beneficial for your immune system and energy levels.
4. Chia Seeds
If you’re looking to revitalize your body through a nutritional powerhouse, look no further than chia seed. Per gram chia seeds contain:
8x more omega-3 than salmon
6x more calcium than milk
3x more iron than spinach
15x more magnesium than broccoli
Chia seeds are also a wonderful source of protein. Proteins are the building blocks of the body, hair, skin, nails, muscles, red blood cells, as well as essential and non essential amino acids and fiber, all of which are necessary for good circulation, a healthy heart, and keeping the body balanced. Chia seeds also help to modulate blood sugar, which is wonderful news for diabetics.
Watermelon is a revitalizing powerhouse which are not only full of water but also phytonutrients, vitamins A and tons of C, some B vitamins, antioxidants, beta carotene for the eyes and amino acid citrulline which restores your blood. Watermelons are a good source of potassium, which is a natural stress buster that works to lower blood pressure. Potassium is also important for nerve and muscle support, and controls the excitation of our nerves. Like coconut water, watermelon is a hydration king and extremely refreshing!
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Cody is the Co-Founder & Publisher of Yoga Digest. Having his college basketball career cut short by a back injury, Cody opted for power yoga over surgery and medication. Fast forward a handful of years, the yoga journey combined with mindful eating habits has alleviated his back injury and done so much more for his mind and body. He is a avid advocate of self education and alternative health. Looking forward, Cody hopes to inspire people with his yoga story and educate the world how to become a happier and healthier generation. Connect with Cody on Linkedin.