Hot at Work? Healthy Drinks For The Office
The whole of the UK is experiencing beautiful warm and sunny weather at the moment, but don’t forget to stay well hydrated. If you are like most office staff in the UK then you probably drink lots of coffee and tea throughout the day.
Okay, the caffeine can give you a boost and get you going in the mornings, but they aren’t the healthiest drinks in the world if you have too much of them.
Why not try these super easy, super healthy drinks which you can make at home and take to the office? We’ve given you a healthy drink for each day of the week - and a special bonus drink too!
Monday - Gorgeous Ginger Ale
Ale on a Monday, at work?
Certainly not! This fermented soda will get your week off to a very healthy start. Ginger root is full of enzymes and probiotics. There is evidence that ginger can lower your blood pressure and cholesterol while giving your circulatory system a boost too.
Learn how to make ginger ale at home.
Tuesday - Beautiful Banana Smoothie
Rich in fibre and potassium, bananas may help prevent cancer, asthma, high blood pressure, diabetes and digestive problems.
One great way to get more of them into your system is by making these irresistible banana smoothies.
Wednesday - Healthy Herbal Teas
Almost all herbs (and spices) have health benefits. Do some online research around the herbs and spices you already like. You might be surprised just how good they are for you in many different ways.
Buy dried combinations of the ones you like and bag them up at home.
Just add hot water at the office, leave to infuse for a few minutes - and you’re good to go!
Thursday - Cool Carrot Juice
They might not help you see in the dark, but the Vitamin A in carrots could help prevent loss of vision. They are also rich in antioxidants which can help reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Take some lovely carrot juice to the office and make your unhealthy colleagues jealous.
Friday - Awesome Ayran
Ayran is a Turkish drink - but, because it’s so healthy, there have been variations of it with other names in many other countries throughout history.
Basically, Ayran is watered-down yoghurt with salt added in. Now, not many people think that sounds very appetising! Until they’ve tried it that is...
It’s super refreshing and very good for you. Especially in summer when it’s hot and you’re sweating more than usual. Ayran helps replace all your lost sodium.
Find out how to make Ayran now.
And Our Bonus Drink Is...
Okay, okay. We’ll hold our hands up! There’s nothing exciting at all about our bonus drink.
It’s just water. Sorry.
We know you think it’s boring. We know you think it’s tasteless. But it really is one of the healthiest drinks on the planet.
No matter what else you drink at the office, do make sure you get a good 6 to 8 glasses of water each day to keep you hydrated, focused and healthy!
You can always add a slice of lemon to liven it up a bit...