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Drinking towards a Healthier Life!

We all know that water is essential for life, and having sufficient (2 severing or half a plate) fruits and vegetables are required to achieve a balanced and healthy diet! Due to our busy schedules, many of us may find it challenging to achieve both! Many commercial products such as fruit/vegetables juices and drinks have thus emerged, in an attempt to ease our journey to hit the daily requirements.



Apart from the typical fiber that promotes bowel movement, do you know that many of favorite fruits and drinks beverages might actually contain medicinal properties? Look below to find out more insights on them!


Benefits of drinking Vegetables & Fruits


Water Chestnut


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  • "Heat" removing properties

    • In TCM context, symptoms of heaty includes: sore throat, red eyes, fever, mouth ulcers, and excessive thirst, which water chestnut (seen as "cooling") may counter and alleviate these symptoms

  • Nutritious!

    • Water chestnuts have anti-inflammatory properties and contains high level of fiber, potassium, manganese, copper, vitamin B6 and riboflavin.

Fun fact: Vitamin B-6 helps to regulate sleep and mood!


Sugarcane


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Health Tip: Sugarcane drink may be high in sugar! Overconsumption of sugar may result in acne outbreak! Choose a reduced sugar version if possible!


Plum


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  • Helps Digestion

    • High in fiber and sorbitol - a natural laxative for a healthy bowel movement

    • Contains Vitamin A and is a natural remedy for indigestion and hangovers


Starfruit


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  • Contains vitamin B, Zinc, Potassium and Vitamin C - a natural anti-inflammatory and immune boosting food

  • Contains antioxidants like gallic acid and quercetin with anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties


Golden Pear

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  • Contains copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, and magnesium contributing to the maintenance of good bone health


Summary


While vegetable & fruits beverages may have medicinal benefits and can supplement our daily requirement, we need to be mindful that they should never replace the fruits and vegetables in our daily diet. Also, these beverages usually contain a higher sugar content, hence always opt for the reduced sugar option!

 

This post is brought to you by our sponsor Allswell Singapore.


Home-grown Allswell Asian Drinks are produced in a facility nestled among the green, luscious rolling foothills of Yilan, Taiwan. Made with purified water and the finest quality ingredients to offer good health and well-being. Allswell Drinks also contain no artificial flavourings, colouring or preservatives.


The proprietary “double-boiling” manufacturing process for Allswell products retains the natural wholesome goodness and flavours of the fruit and quality ingredients used. All-time favourites, such as Water Chestnut and Sugar Cane, Plum and Golden Pear with Aloe Vera, have enjoyed perennial success in the Singapore beverage market.

 

Do you like this article and wish to find out what more can be done to empower a healthier you?Our Pharmacy Week 2022 health carnival will be happening live on 24 September 2022 (Saturday). There will be an exciting lineup of health talks, fitness and cooking activities, and interactive booths! This event is FREE and suitable for all ages. Register with us to reserve a slot today!

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