If you’re bored with drinking just water but want to make sure you’re downing beverages that are good for your health, luckily there are a number of alternatives that will keep your diet on track.  While you should still aim to consume your fair share of H20, these beverages help you switch it up a bit, so you don’t have to stick with a water-only regimen.

Low-fat milk

The regular dairy kind is great for providing you with a daily dose of vitamin D, protein, and calcium.  Opting for this version will ensure you don’t consume a ton of added sugar or saturated, gut-busting fat.

Pomegranate Juice

If you’re looking for a tart yet sweet option, this juice is packed with healthy antioxidants that help cleanse your system while satisfying your craving for something other than water.  Adding a serving or two to your regular routine while help decrease inflammation and prevent heart disease and cancer.  You’ll just need to be careful to avoid options that include a ton of added sugar.  Always check out the ingredient list prior to making a purchase.

Beet juice

One of nature’s best options for optimal health, beets contain properties that lower blood pressure, increase stamina, and stimulate blood flow to the brain while delivering essential nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, and iron.

Green Tea

This is also a great option for a daily dose of antioxidants. It also contains caffeine, though, so be leery of drinking it late in the afternoon.  It’s better-suited as a morning boost that isn’t as potent as coffee.

Ginger Tea

This is another powerful option if you’re looking for some good-for-you tea to sip.  It’s especially great if you’re tummy’s feeling a bit funny.  Ginger has long been a natural remedy to sooth an upset stomach, relieve motion sickness, and reduce pregnancy related nausea, while easing digestion.  If you find it to be a bit on the spicy side, adding a few drops of honey will help sweeten it up.

Orange Juice

The freshly squeezed kind can also count as one of your daily servings of fruit without any added sugar that is found in the pre-packaged version.  You’ll satisfy your sweet tooth while getting a dose of vitamin C sure to protect your immune system.

Integrating a few of these into your diet throughout the day in addition to getting your daily recommended dose of good, old-fashioned water will keep you healthy while keeping boredom at bay.

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