If you’ve ever felt under the weather and made yourself a hot beverage with lemon juice and honey to help soothe a sore throat, then you have had a hyper-functional beverage!
The options for creating different hyper-functional beverages are plentiful, but they have one thing in common: a specific nutritional purpose. Whether you’re in need of something that will help you get a better night’s sleep, give your skin a healthy glow, or help you fight off an illness, there are drinks available to help meet your needs.
Some examples of common ingredients used in hyper-functional beverages include vitamins, minerals, various fruits and vegetables, spices and probiotics. For example, ginger added to tea could soothe an upset stomach while a banana smoothie (small banana and a tablespoon of almond butter blended with a half cup of milk) could help you sleep easier. Don’t have time for the DIY version? Not a problem! You can often find local health food shops that make these types of beverages, and some services even deliver them right to your front door.
No matter if you buy yours from a store or make it yourself, these souped up drinks also make a great alternative to sugary sodas and coffees.
Source: New World