5 Natural Health Drinks To Kickstart Your New Year

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Had one too many mince pies? Regretting taking the last pig in a blanket at Christmas Dinner? Don’t feel guilty – take action! The start of a new year is the time for restraint after the excess of the Christmas period. Your body will be sodden with the effects of too much alcohol and sugar, which will make you feel sluggish and unmotivated. The best way to get back into good eating and drinking habits is to replenish your body’s stock of vitamins and minerals, which in turn will give you energy and motivation! Health drinks are a good place to start.

Health drinks are as popular amongst consumers as ever, with big brands such as as Vitamin Water and Innocent making millions selling their flavoured waters and juices every year. Instead of paying £3 for a small bottle of juice each day, why not just use the raw natural ingredients to make your own? Pre-made juices and smoothies often contain artificial sweeteners or preservatives so that the drinks have a longer shelf life, but when you make your own you can be completely sure of exactly what you are putting into your body.

So what are the top 5 health drinks?

5. Cranberry Juice

Cranberry is most well known for preventing urinary tract infections to be honest, as it contains elements that fight against bacteria and infections! Instead of using cranberry juice as a cure, why not use it as a preventative measure and drink more of it all year round?

4. Orange Juice

Orange juice is cram packed with Vitamin C, which is great for strengthening your immune system and preventing many common illnesses such as colds. It can even slow down the premature ageing of cells and help to reduce cholesterol levels!

3. Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate juice is also full of antioxidants, containing 3 times more than red wine and green tea! As well as this, pomegranate juice can be used to reduce inflammation and improve digestion, making it a great health drink for those who suffer with illnesses such as Crohn’s Disease and other inflammatory bowel conditions.

2. Green Tea

Green tea contains caffeine, which is a stimulus used to keep you alert, but it does not contain as much caffeine as coffee so it won’t make you jittery. This energy boost will be useful, as green tea also has been proven to have the power to oxidise fat by 17%, which can help to increase the amount of fat you can burn during exercise!

1. Water

As good as all the health drinks above are, you simply can’t beat nature’s finest beverage! Water is the only true ‘health’ drink, with almost zero bad side effects, as it contains no sugar, no acids and no sweeteners. It’s only purpose is to keep you hydrated, which in turn keeps your skin smooth, flushes out toxins and prevents headaches. The official advice from the NHS is to aim to drink around 6 – 8 glass of water per day.

Make Your Health Drinks Taste Even Better With Glass!

Did you know that glass is the best material to package your drinks in? Unlike plastic, glass isn’t chemically reactive so it cannot interact with the drink inside and change the taste or structure. Glass is also able to control the temperature of your drinks better, as it takes longer to react the changing temperatures of the environment, meaning your drinks can stay cooler for longer when taken out of the fridge.

Here at Glass Bottles, we’ve got a wide range of glass juice bottles that are great for use at home or by both small and large juice business. Check out a few of our favourites below.

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All of these bottles also come with the option to buy without a lid. The prices stated above are the price for single unit, but you can save money on the cost per unit when you buy in bulk quantities thanks to our tiered pricing system!

Like our ideas for New Year health drinks? Then we think that you’d also like our look at why glass bottles are better than plastic