DailyDirt: Drinking Healthy Stuff…
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If you look closely enough at anything, you’re bound to find more complexity and unanswered questions than you’d imagine. Especially when it comes to health recommendations, it seems like the consensus for what’s “bad” for you flips every few decades. That’s not exactly true, but as we learn more of the details about how substances we eat are metabolized, we have to change the simple recommendations that are broadcast to everyone. Here are just a few links on what you might want to drink (or not drink) to stay healthy.
- Hydropathy started in the early 1800s promoting all kinds of health benefits from water. The lasting legacy of the hydropathy movement is the recommendation to drink 8 glasses of water per day — even though there’s no scientific evidence to support that specific amount of water for everyone to consume daily. [url]
- Orange juice used to be considered the standard healthy beverage for breakfast, able to cure ailments from scurvy to acidosis. Nowadays, though, OJ isn’t viewed as favorably due to its high sugar content and its sometimes heavily-processed varieties. [url]
- The health benefits of skim milk versus whole milk aren’t as clear cut as you might have thought. Some recent studies find that consuming whole-fat dairy correlates with lower rates of obesity, but adults with high cholesterol may still want to limit full-fat dairy in their diets. [url]
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