Top Ten Drinks for Longevity & Anti-Aging




These drinks are powerful anti-agers. They will help your body fight off the damage caused by aging and help you in your longevity quest.

Just work them in daily, or at least a few times a week and you'll be getting extra vitamins, antioxidants and other substances that will help your body fight age-related illnesses.

Read on to learn which drinks contribute to longevity!

Cinnamon & Honey Tea
Ancient cultures used a tea made with honey and cinnamon powder for longevity. When taken regularly it arrests the ravages of old age. Take one small spoonful of cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boil to make a tea. Then, add four spoons (or less) raw honey. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and increases life span. Also used for: heart disease, arthritis, bladder infections, toothache, cholesterol, colds, upset stomach, gas, immune system, indigestion, infertility, influenza, weight loss, cancer, hair loss, and fatigue. Supposedly it is a cure- all. More info here

FYI: Avoid consuming high dosages of cinnamon for extended periods of time. Take breaks once and awhile.

Lemon Water
Lemon water is rich in many essential nutrients. It is known to have antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-aging, anti-fatigue and anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts immune system, improves digestion and maintains overall health. It can be used to treat various health conditions and prevent infections. Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests that you begin your day with refreshing lemon water. Lemon water acts as a blood purifier, it is an antioxidant, improves the immune system, prevents and treats certain infections, maintains digestive health, boosts metabolism, strengthens the liver, and rejuvenates the skin.




Green Smoothies
Green smoothies are blended drinks made with fresh raw leafy greens in them. Simple as that. Quite often the greens are blended with fruits and superfoods giving you a delicious meal bursting with nutrition. Greens are among the most important foods for us to eat. There are many studies that show their cancer fighting qualities. Green smoothies give us a concentrated amount of fresh greens in a way that would be difficult to achieve through other means.
Green smoothies are high in antioxidants and phytochemicals, high in fiber and chlorophyll. When blended the nutrients in greens are more assimilated by the body. Lastly, green smoothies will restore proper PH to the body thus reducing diseases and making you feel amazing.

Side note: do make sure to alternate greens as heavy consumption of one over a long period of time can cause undesirable effects.

Yerba Mate Tea

Known to South Americans as the "Drink of the Gods," Yerba Mate has been used since ancient times as a tea, is recommended throughout South America for its rejuvenating, nutritional, and energizing effects, particularly for mental and physical fatigue. Yerba Mate can be taken as an effective weight-loss aid and scientific research shows mate to be a powerful antioxidant and that it can protect DNA from double-strand breaks. It also has the ability to inhibit LDL oxidation. Mate naturally contains a wide range of polyphenols, methylxanthines, and chlorogenic acid, which together are responsible for its many health benefits. 

Many claim the beverage, which contains a mix of vitamins and amino acids, can "boost immunity, restore youthful hair color, retard aging, combat fatigue, control the appetite and eliminate insomnia", and more - and research is tending to support many of those claims, such as finding Yerba Mate to have hypocholesteremic (cholesterol lowering), antioxidant, hepato protective (protecting the liver) properties and a bitter taste all of which are attributed to the phenolic constituents of the leaves. 

Green & White Tea
Of course we couldn't have a longevity drink list without green tea. Popular in Asia for more than 5,000 years, green tea is quickly becoming a health drink around the world. The most common use of green tea is to help the body age well. The antioxidants in green tea are thought to erase some of the negative effects of aging on the body. Those who drink 5 or more cups of green tea a day are 16% less likely to die from any cause than those who drink less than one cup a day. They are also 26% less likely to die from heart disease.

Another large study, the scientists from Okayama University of Japan analyzed 12,251 participants, tracking them for an average of 5 years. After comparing green tea intake with health in the individuals, the researchers found a clear pattern – the more green tea consumed, the lower risk of death from heart disease. They found that those drinking seven cups of green tea daily were 75% less likely to die from heart disease. Green tea drinkers were also 31% less likely to die from colorectal cancer. Overall, green tea drinkers were 55% less likely to die from any causes in any given year.
White tea (taken from the same plant) is also very beneficial. Some even claim that it is better due to it's lower caffeine content. 

FYI: green tea drinkers need to be sure to get adequate iron in their diet.

Tulsi Tea (Holy Basil)
Tulsi, Queen of Herbs, the legendary 'Incomparable One' of India has an impressive list of health promoting, disease preventing and life prolonging properties. The health benefits of holy basil or tulsi include oral care, relief from respiratory disorders, fever, asthma, lung disorders, heart diseases and stress. Tulsi helps with stress relief, promotes longevity, is high in antioxidants, strengthens the digestive system, normalizes blood sugar, promotes heart health, joint support, promotes healthy metabolism, respiratory health and healthy vision support. This herb has a calming effect which we could all use in today's world of mega stress. 

A great benefit is it's antioxidant qualities. These antioxidants help protect us from the many toxins that pile up in our body. Tulsi can help boost your immune system so it can protect us from cell and tissue damage. It enhances the digestive system so it can deal with the unwanted waste which collects in our colon on a daily basis from our unhealthy food and drink intake. Tulsi is so good for boosting up the immune system that it really cannot be explained in words. It protects from nearly all sorts of infections from viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa.  

Recent studies show that it is also helpful in inhibiting growth HIV and carcinogenic cells. Not only that, antioxidants can protect your heart health as well as slowing down the aging process, including boosting your memory and vision. Tulsi protects from radiation poisoning, is a detoxifier, anti-carcinogenic, beneficial in reducing labor pains, healing wounds, skin disorders, and it has pain-killer effects. A fabulous, must have anti-aging drink.

Coconut Water
Coconut water is known to have a plethora of benefits that help promote a healthy lifestyle. For more than 4,000 years, coconut water has been revered as a natural source of nutrition, wellness, beauty and hydration. Coconut water contains potassium, and 5 essential electrolytes your body needs to keep nerves firing, muscles moving and to help manage stress. As a naturally isotonic beverage, coconut water orally rehydrates your body and helps it maintain the proper, cool temperature. This benefit, in addition to its ability to carry nutrients and oxygen to cells and replenish bodily fluids, is what makes coconut water such an ideal sports drink. 

Coconut water is also able to raise your metabolism, boost your immune system, help fight viruses, cleanse your digestive tract and reduce the risk of cancer by balancing pH levels. Coconut water has even been used throughout history as an intravenous fluid, actually saving many lives. It is similar to human blood plasma and is the only natural substance that can be safely injected into the human blood stream. Coconut water contains plant growth hormones, particularly cytokinins. Cytokinins regulate growth and aging and they are also known as anti-aging hormones. In plants they are responsible for regulating cell division and the rate in which plants age. The good news is that they have the same anti-aging effect on human cells and tissues.

Fresh Squeezed Raw Orange Juice
Fresh squeezed orange juice means an orange that has been juiced and the juice drunk immediately fresh and raw. In addition to oranges most well known ingredient, vitamin C, research has shown that orange juice contains many other important cancer fighting compounds. 

Oranges have been found to contain over 170 phytochemicals, including over 20 compounds from the carotenoid family. Carotenoids have shown real promise in fighting cancer and other common illnesses, and oranges are one of the best dietary sources of these important compounds. In addition, oranges contain compounds known as limonoids. It is these compounds that give oranges and other citrus fruits their tangy and slightly bitter flavor. These limonoids are thought to be highly effective anticancer agents also, and oranges are rich sources of these important chemicals. Raw orange juice boosts the immune system, is an anti-inflammatory, boosts energy, increases metabolism, helps in cell repair, and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice at least once a week is a great addition to every anti-aging plan. What is in common orange juice?-video.
 
Raw Vegetable Juice
Raw vegetable juices are now scientifically proven to have no equal as far as human diet is concerned. They are impressive healers.
Healing everything from cancer to minor disorders. It is not the food in your life that counts but the life in your food that is of primary importance. Raw juices are bursting with enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Juices are often digested and assimilated within fifteen to twenty minutes after we drink it and it helps in the nourishment and regeneration of cells. They are cleaners of the body.
Different Vegetable Juices & Their Healing Properties


Spring Water

The health benefits of spring water have been widely known for centuries. People travel miles to obtain pure, fresh spring water. Natural spring water rises to the land surface naturally. Spring water contains health-restoring minerals like lithium, calcium and magnesium. Additionally, spring water contains a great deal of sulphur that has a therapeutic effect on skin diseases and infections like psoriasis and dermatitis. Spring water serves as a detox agent to flush out toxins while helping to protect and restore your immune system to help fight off the cold and flu. 

Spring water also can provide an added energy boost and increase mental alertness for those who drink it regularly. It also tests better than tap water. Spring water lacks the chemicals, such as chlorine, that tap water does. When it comes straight from the ground it has nourishing qualities that are not present in purified water. One thing to be cautious of when drinking spring water is that it could contain contaminants and therefore should be tested before consumption. Try to find a spring in your area that is tested for contaminants.

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