As a working mum, it is your responsibility to always prioritize your health more than your work load. An unhealthy entrepreneur can produce poor results and make wrong decisions which can affect both your business as well as your family. That is why the value of eating and drinking the right food and beverages are a no brainer. Here is a list of some of the healthiest drinks you can prepare as you start your day.
it is common to see green tea in every list of healthy drinks. It’s proven and tested by many mums that drinking a cup of green tea everyday offer huge benefits and helps improve your health as well as a sense of well-being. Studies have found that green tea contains high concentration of bioactive compounds such as polyphenols as well as anti-oxidants, such as Epigallocatechin Gallate, that helps protect your body from carcinogenic substances. It is also said that some compounds present in green tea can help improve brain function which in turn helps you make the right decisions for your business. Some studies also suggest that green tea helps in weight loss and that those who want to shed off some weight should try to incorporate a cup of green tea in their daily routine.
If you got a sweet tooth then drinking a cup of hot chocolate in the morning can surely get you that boost to your stamina. Although some would argue that sweets are bad for you, I would say it is not that bad as long as you regulate the amount of sugar you put into it and make it sure that the cocoa powder you are using is of high quality. Like green tea, cocoa is also high in polyphenols that help protect cells from oxidative damage. Chocolate helps increase the production of serotonin which improves your mood which in turn helps you become resistant to stress.
Oranges are high in Vitamin C that helps boost your immune system in protecting your body from potential infections and diseases. This is very important since most working mums’ immune systems tend to get weaker due to high amount of stress. Orange juice also contains great amount of anti-oxidants that help protect your cells from sustaining oxidative damage caused by carcinogenic substances. Vitamin C also helps in the collagen production which is essential in the repair and maintenance of your teeth, bones, skin, tendons and ligaments.
Tomatoes contain high amount of the potent anti-oxidant, lycopene, which helps in reducing the risk of many types of cancer. It also helps in protecting your cardio-vascular system reducing your risk of heart and lung diseases.