Some people drink a lot of water every day, but they go to the toilet more.
There are also some people who can’t stop drinking nourishing soup, but their throats are still dry and itchy and their lips explode.
After all, drink what to quench thirst?
Don’t worry, Dr. Clove invited nutrition expert Teacher Fan Zhihong to pick [water] from common drinks with everyone.
Sweet drinks: Not recommended
There is a lot of sugar in all kinds of sweet drinks on the market:
- Ordinary products, sugar content is about 8-10%. Low sugar products, sugar content is between 4-6%. Sugar-free products, sugar content is less than 0.5%. Pure fruit juice, sugar content is about 8-16%.
According to the most common 8% calculation, a 500 ml bottle of beverage contains 40 grams of sugar.
If you drink it all, you will eat half a bowl of rice more. Moreover, such polysaccharide will increase the osmotic pressure of the beverage. The result of drinking it into your stomach is-
Not quenching thirst, but also fat.
By the same token, Dr. Clove suggested that homemade soup and drinks, such as red bean paste, tremella soup, walnut milk, etc., should also drink original flavor in order to quench thirst.
If you can’t drink it without sugar, then add it to an acceptable [slightly sweet], never too much.
Soup makes you more thirsty.
If you eat too much salt, your mouth will dry, and so will if you drink too much salty soup.
The salty soup that most people like has a salt content of about 0.5%.
A bowl of soup is 200ml, there is not much water, but after drinking 1g of salt, what can you do without mouth?
Dr. Clove should specially remind people who have the habit of drinking soup that the amount of salt must be controlled, otherwise drinking too much will not only not preserve one’s health, but also bring health risks.
In short, if you want to quench your thirst, you can have less salt.
Next time you eat salty food outside, don’t think ordering soup can moisten your throat, you will only get thirsty more and more.
Milk Soymilk: Too Real
These two drinks contain fat, taste slightly [mellow], and do not have the refreshing feeling needed to quench thirst.
Drinking milk and soya-bean milk as water can relieve thirst, but it also brings a lot of energy.
Using them to quench thirst is not cost effective.
However, milk soybean milk contains low sodium, a small amount of fat and protein, and has good nutritional value.
So don’t waste these two on quenching thirst, it is more appropriate to use them.
Don’t drink sugar and salt water indiscriminately.
Sodium can supplement electrolyte and sugar can provide energy. Common rehydration salts and sports drinks are not all sugar salts, but they should be very good to quench thirst, right?
Because neither is for ordinary people.
Rehydration salts help people with diarrhea or gastrointestinal tract infection who cannot eat for the time being. Sports drinks are for people who take strenuous exercise.
If you are not sick or sweating a lot, Dr. Clove does not recommend drinking these sweet and salty drinks. They will only increase the body burden and do not quench thirst.
Coffee and tea: Not bad
Tea and coffee contain caffeine, which has a certain diuretic effect. But don’t worry, after all:
More water is drunk and less is discharged.
Especially light tea, not only has less caffeine, but also can provide potassium and polyphenol antioxidant substances, which has very good effects of quenching thirst and replenishing water.
Wheat tea, flower and fruit tea, etc. also meet the requirements of healthy drinks and are good sources of water.
Dr. Clove reminds you to put as little sugar as possible, as do crystal sugar and honey.
Water: The Most Reliable
For those who do not sweat too much and have no taste requirements, ordinary water is good.
Have a drink after getting up in the morning.
At ordinary times, you have a cup at hand and a few drinks at intervals.
Drink a little before going to bed at night, just don’t get up at night and affect sleep.
The effect is good and the money is saved.
Special Recommendation: Porridge Soup
It is the clear soup on all kinds of coarse cereal porridge.
Porridge soup is soft in flavor and contains vitamin B1, potassium, and a small amount of starch and dextrin. It can not only delay the speed of water passing through gastrointestinal tract, so that mucosa can be moistened for a longer time. At the same time, replacing salty soup with porridge soup can also effectively reduce salt intake.
If you feel thirsty after the meal, drinking porridge soup is a good choice.
The next time you cook porridge, you may as well add more water and keep it for a slow drink.
Have you found out that thirst-quenching drinks actually have three characteristics:
Less sugar, less salt, less fat.
Satisfy these three points, drink to quench thirst. If you are thirsty now, drink a glass of water quickly.