Both in summer and winter, healthy is a trend. First of all, as this concept is very broad and already applies to everything, it is convenient to ask a nutritionist if we have doubts about whether what we eat and drink is healthy or not. We discover some of the healthiest and most fashionable drinks today.
Actually, it’s not something expanding right now, we’ve heard about it years ago. Coconut water is the liquid that is found naturally in the inner hollow of the coconut. It has a transparent colour and provides several benefits: 94% water, minerals such as potassium, magnesium, sodium and calcium, and vitamins A and B12.
Strongly popular, it is found at the coolest establishments of the moment. It is a drink made from fermented tea, which mixes a sweet and citric flavour. It is usually consumed in China or Russia and not long ago it reaches many other countries in the world. And this is because, in this natural and healthy fever, it has a lot of minerals and vitamins, antioxidant polyphenols, it is 100% natural, it gives us energy and helps keep the intestinal flora in good condition. Where to take it? There are many establishments that serve this drink, among them, the terraces of the Hotel Ohla, Hotel Clarís, or El Sueño de Picasso, in Barcelona, or the Hotel Villareal in Madrid.
It is also a tea that comes from a jungle plant in the Ecuadorian Amazon. It is rich in antioxidants and chlorogenic acids, and low in calories. This protects our heart and helps us lose weight, provided we lead a healthy lifestyle.
It also receives the name of hibiscus water or tea, being strongly consumed in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, as well as in Mexico and Jamaica. Like the rest of the drinks it is usually obtained from the infusion in water of the flowers of a type of hibiscus. It is diuretic, strengthens our digestive system, and is rich in vitamin C and minerals.
We keep adding health. Matcha tea comes from Japan, in powder and is a ground green tea that is extracted from the whole leaves, and therefore retains all its nutrients. Its properties include antioxidants, tannins, minerals and vitamins. This makes it good for our digestion, reducing cholesterol and blood sugar and fat levels. Where to take it? At Suis & Bowls, in Barcelona or Waycup Specialty Coffee, in Madrid.