Sometimes, it's hard to believe that something so tasty can be good for you, but it's possible! A recent study from the Cochrane Library suggested that chocolate may help you control blood pressure.
When it comes to senior living, eating healthy is important. However, you don't always have to look at what's on your plate to find nutrients. There are plenty of other options in beverage form that help you get the vitamins and minerals you need to have a high quality of life.
Did you know that as adults age, the sense of thirst becomes less sensitive and attuned to the body's need for fluids? Lack of thirst, however, does not indicate the body needs fewer fluids throughout the day. According to the Mayo Clinic, adult males need on average 3 liters of fluid per day and females should consume about 2.2 liters of fluid per day. Fluids are important because water is essential for proper function of the body’s organs and cells. In fact, water makes up more than 60 percent of body weight.
There's nothing better than a cold cocktail during the dog days of summer, but you might be tired of the same old sangria or margarita. Enter the Cactus Berry Cocktail, a unique and refreshing drink that has a marvelous pink color and a delicious sweet taste. It may seem strange to mix tequila and red wine, but the flavor combination is sure to pop on your tongue and become a summer favorite.
In these hot August months, iced tea can be a refreshing choice if you're looking to quench your thirst.
When lounging by the pool and socializing with friends, you may want to kick back with a fruity drink. The problem? You would prefer to avoid alcohol. Never fear, there are plenty of drink recipes that don't include alcohol, but still pack the same great flavors.
The summer is a time for kicking back in the sun with a frosty beverage in hand. Of course, seniors need to be careful when looking into what tasty fruit beverage to consume, as some can really pack on the calories.