We all know that it is important to hydrate. Let’s drink at least 2 liters of liquids. But what liquids? Coke or coffee, sparkling water or magical noni juices ?
Below you will find a list of antioxidant drinks, with the first prize going to a floral tea that is not expensive at all and that I could drink all day. A good alternative for the evening is green tea, also at the top.
In 2010, a group of scientists revolutionized everything known, measuring the antioxidant content of 3100 foods from all over the world, including 283 drinks.What drinks are more oxidizing than Matcha, the powder from green tea leaves?The study that measured the antioxidant capacity of more than 3100 foods from all over the world (MH Carlsen et al. The total antioxidant content of more than 3100 foods, beverages, spices, herbs and supplements used worldwide, published in Nutrition Journal) analyzed almost every drink on the earth, from water to roaring liquor…
Water, black tea, coffee, cola, espresso, grape juice, green tea, black tea, milk, Pepsi, Red Bull, red tea, red wine and white wine – here, however, are the most popular drinks in the world.The antioxidant capacity is expressed in ORAC units (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) per 100 ml of liquid. On the top, water and the energizing Red Bull are in last place, with zero units.
Cola-type drinks and cow’s milk have 1, outranked by white wine, black tea, red tea and ordinary green tea – only halfway down the ranking with no more than 40 ORAC units…
What’s better than green tea?
What’s better than regular green tea? Red wine, 7 times more antioxidant than white wine, but less antioxidant than grape juice, a shot of espresso, a cup of coffee, which all revolve around 40 units.The Matcha tea we told you about jumps to 100 units, but it is not number 1 in the top… With 132 ORAC units, the winner is… hibiscus tea! It has a sweet taste with a floral aroma, and can be drunk in the evening in any quantity.
So what would the daily recipe for the elixir of youth sound like?
Two liters of water, 4 sachets of hibiscus, 2-3 Matcha, the juice of one lemon and if you need a sweetener, about 2-3 teaspoons of erythritol (the sweet and calorie-free antioxidant). If you drink in the evening, only drink hibiscus.