Mango Colada Vegan Gluten Free Nut Free Soy Free
All this goes well for the functional beverages industry. Functional health beverages are going more mainstream because consumers have become much more holistic-minded so companies are now meeting them in the middle. There is a consciousness out there now that very small amounts of something can have a very significant effect. The functional beverages industry has attracted the attention of traditional beverage manufacturers focused on expanding their product ranges in the face of falling sales of old stand-bys such as carbonates. Pepsi s purchase of Gatorade and South Beach Beverages Sobe Cadbury Schweppes purchase of the Snapple and Mistic brands are a few examples. Products affiliated with major sporting brands such as Reebok and Umbro sports and performance drinks also are infiltrating the market.
Some believe the tea can help with coughs. Studies have been done claiming that drinking the tea helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol. In Guatemala it is considered a hangover remedy and also good for the kidneys. As the calyxes brew a tea high in Vitamin C it is good to drink to fight off colds and strengthen the immune system. There is no exact recipe for this beverage. Much as one might prefer strong or weak tea or coffee the amounts used to make this beverage are only guidelines. In Guatemala Rosa de Jamaica is served quite strong and sweet. My recipe reflects the Guatemalan style. Place 1/2 to 1/3 cup of the dried calyxes into 2 cups of boiling hot water and allow them to steep for 20 to 30 minutes. Strain the liquid add in another 2 to 4 cups of water and sweeten to taste. Serve over ice.
But just how do these particular beverages compare to the health beneficial properties of ionized water? The healthy properties of alkaline ionized water are not common among other beverages in the industry and that is very unfortunate. because what is being missed are needed to maintain optimal health. Sad but true the healthy anti-aging properties of this special kind of water is the complete opposite of what the average packaged beverage has to offer. I would like to emphasize that the beverages I m relating to are not health supplement liquids but just regular beverages such as many bottled waters sports drinks and carbonated sodas. The 2 main properties that I will cover is whether or not a beverage is healthy by being alkaline or rich in antioxidants. Determining how the properties of ionized water compare to other beverages. First of all to determine whether or not a beverage is healthy we must find out if it is alkaline or acidic.