Once you start drinking, you won’t stop
Just like your car engine needs oil to keep it smoothly running and prolong its life. Similarly, a
human body needs to be well hydrated so that you remain fresh and active throughout the day.
That’s why today on OiB I will be telling you about 15 natural and organic food and drinks that
will keep you healthy throughout the day.
15 Foods and Drinks
1. Water: There is no replacement for water. It is the most vital hydrator a person can
consume. Heat, sweat and activity will empty the water level in your body and therefore
it is crucial that you keep on refilling your body with water supply. Additionally, adding
lemon to water will give you a natural vitamin C boost.
2. Cucumbers: 90% of cucumbers comprise of water. In addition to that, they have other
nutrients to nourish the body. Cucumbers also contain high amounts of caffeic acid
which is known to soothe the skin.
3. Coconut Water: Coconut water is specially effective in hot climate conditions and is a
suitable replacement for water. Coconut water contains minerals that will protect your
body from effects of heat.
4. Watermelon: Watermelon is one vegetable which children enjoy the most because of its
rich taste and the cooling effect it has on the human body especially in hot conditions
because of the presence of calcium, potassium and sodium.
5. Cabbage: Cabbage is the most important food for me in my salad. It is rich in vitamin C
and aids in weight loss by lowering the cholesterol level as it has more than sufficient
levels of fibers and natural probiotics.
6. Iced Herbal Tea: Don’t worry, Iced Herbal Tea has zero caffeine and is particularly
helpful if you have problems with your stomach or digestion. Iced herbal Tea is a healthy
and recommended alternative to contemporary soft drinks which don’t hydrate your
7. Salads: Lettuce contains high level of fiber and comprises of 90% water that’s why it will
keep your body hydrated for a long period.
8. Apples: Not only do Apples keep you hydrate but they also have been found in reducing
your cardio problems and lessen the side effects of cancer treatment.
9. Red Bell Peppers: Let’s face it, Bell peppers not only taste good but they also look good
in our food and salad. They contain handful of nutrients such as Vitamin B, folic acid and
10. Tomatoes: They say a tomato a day keeps the cancer away. Tomatoes are rich is
manganese and lycopene which aids in stopping certain cancers. Additionally, tomatoes
comprise of 94% water so you’re virtually eating water if you’re eating a tomato, How
cool is that!
11. Pineapples: Pineapple has many benefits for your health. It will also naturally detox your
body to keep you healthy and fresh.
12. Grapefruit: This oversized orange (what I call it) is very useful in controlling your hunger,
keep you hydrated and reduces weight. It also keeps you hydrated throughout the day.
However, if you don’t like the taste of Grapefruit then I would suggest you to add a
pinch of black salt which will enhance the flavor.
13. Celery: is made almost entirely out of water. It is rich in amino acid, vitamins and
mineral salts which keep you hydrated.
14. Berries: If you’re looking to naturally detoxify your body, keep yourself hydrated and
enjoy some tasty fruit. Then berries is the answer you’re looking for. Berries are rich in
fiber and anti-oxidants.
15. Carrots: On the face of it, carrots look dull and dry but then again you should never
judge a book by its cover because carrots are more than 85% water (SURPRISED).
Furthermore, carrots have been known to improve eyesight courtesy the beta-carotene
present in it.
DIY Tomato Juice::
3 large tomatoes
2 stalks celery
1/2 cucumber (peeled)
ginger (about 1/4 inch)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
1/4 inch hot pepper (or pinch cayenne pepper)
Salt, pepper & Stevia to taste
Cut the peel off the cucumber (mainly to remain the nice red color of the tomato juice, for
health you would like to leave the skin on. The juice will then look brownish though…Run all
ingredients through your juicer starting with the soft ingredients such as lemon and cucumber.
Add salt and pepper to taste. I like to add a few leafs or drops of stevia for sweetness. (or use raw
honey, apple, water mellon or mango if you don't have stevia)
I hope you find this list useful and you will incorporate some if not all the items in your daily routine.
In the end, I would highly encourage you guys to leave your valuable feedback and tell us any food or
drink which you think should be in this list.
Ever tried drinking any of these? If not then do it NOW