Toast to Health

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Toast to health

The drinks have as much weight in the diet such as meat or vegetables, but not all have the same value. Spot the difference

Few things will know as well as drinking a glass of water when thirsty. And if we add satisfaction to feel the benefits to health, there is no doubt as to what should be our drink of choice.

No calories, water should be consumed in abundance (a pint and a half to two liters per day) at any age and not just in the days of greatest heat.

Nevertheless, this beverage is often replaced by more tempting to taste, particularly soft, usually rich in sugar. Make good choices with the advice of a nutritionist Vanda Paiva.


Obtained from the soy bean is rich in protein, has less fat than the milk and allows for easy digestion. Such drinks are usually rich in isoflavones (essential in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancers) and free from cholesterol.

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However, taken in excess (more than four cups per day) can produce toxicity.

They are especially recommended for people hypercholesterolemic lactose intolerant and women in pre and menopause. Should be avoided by those with high uric acid, flatulence and intestinal diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome. Little caloric soy milk odorless has, on average, only 43 kcal/100 ml.

Natural juice

Rich in antioxidants and water, is a practical way to consume daily the five pieces of fruit and vegetables recommended by WHO. It contains many essential vitamins (A, C and E). Protects the immune system, prevents cancer, provides energy and debug. Intake of fruit juice in the form of lost, however, fibers, very useful to health.

This type of drink is particularly recommended for individuals with vitamin caren-stances, anorexia and difficulty in chewing. The avoided by diabetics because of the rapid absorption of fructose. Very rich in vitamins and minerals, orange juice, to be drunk natural freshly squeezed preferably contains 45 kcal/100 ml.


It is rich in calcium, phosphorus, animal protein and water. What distinguishes the different types of milk content of fat soluble vitamins.

It is the perfect combination of calcium and protein, essential in the process of absorption of calcium.

The intake exceeding one liter daily, however, can cause kidney stones. The milk is indicated primarily children, who should consume semi-skimmed milk.

In the group of those who should not take this drink are part of people suffering from lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome and peptic ulcer. Very nutritious, semi-skimmed milk contains 52 kcal / 100 ml.

Fruit smoothies

They are a healthy option, low in calories and varied supply of vitamins and minerals. They have the advantage of combining the benefits of milk and fruit. They may, however, more difficult to provide digestion and use of fruit in this way is conditioned in the input fiber. You can eat regularly beaten those situations that do not suffer to the contrary, such as diabetes, lactose intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome. A banana smoothie made with skimmed milk, no sugar, contains 100 Kcal/100 ml.


Result of fermentation of cereals, especially malted barley, their consumption should be sporadic. The moderate ingestion, ie which can not exceed a 33cl per day may be prophylactic against heart disease. The alcohol-free beer has the advantage of increasing insulin production. Causes, however, abdominal distension volume and enhances kidney stones.

Beer is suitable for diabetics, as non-alcoholic beer production of insulin increases. Should be avoided in case of gastrointestinal disorders, kidney disease, gout and kidney stones. As regards the alcohol beer, generally contains 40 kcal/100 ml.


It is rich in beneficial properties for the heart, but their consumption should be moderate, not exceeding one to two small glasses a day.

Red wine, in particular, is a source of tannin (antioxidants) are beneficial to the circulatory system.

The white wine and the like, however, are rich in sugar and alcohol, showing no benefit.

Patients with circulatory disease can and should eat small amounts of red wine. People with gout, arthritis and gastric ulcer should not consume it, either red or white. As regards its weight caloric red wine contains 65 kcal/100ml white wine and more slightly 66 kcal/100 ml.

Juice concentrate

This type of drink, much appreciated by children, allows the rapid consumption of vitamins, but it was processed lost part of the natural benefits of fruit and vegetables. The concentrate is a preparation based on natural, has a higher vitamin content and antioxidant.

The juice concentrate artificial (industrial), however, contain many preservatives, unhealthy, and few vitamins. This type of juice to be consumed sporadically, but due to the high sugar content is to be avoided by diabetics. For example, know that the concentration of manga (artificial) on the market contains 135 kcal/100 ml.
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