Leverage your liquids with these slurpilicous recipes!
Beverages serve multiple purposes:
- Water and non-caffeinated teas help hydrate your body
- Teas are made with simple spices and herbs. The specific combination of the ingredients can support digestion, gently stimulate or calm the nervous system, soothe a sore throat and cough, aid in detoxification and more. In this role, teas are a form of medicine.
- Nourish your body. Some beverages are packed full of nutrition such as ojas-building recipes (think of ojas as your core vitality). Even though you are drinking your nutrition, your body will process the liquids primarily as food.
- Some beverages dehydrate your body and can negatively affect the nervous system with regular use. They can also add empty calories. For a healthier you, minimize your use of sodas and sugared drinks, alcohol, coffee and caffeinated teas.