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What should I drink for the best possible health?

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I've just taken up the Paleo Diet and wanted to know what I could drink to have the best possible health. Right now I've just been drinking water for almost a month. I'm not looking for safe drinks but ones that help or increase my health, strength, power, muscle mass, testosterone, etc. It doesn't have to taste good. All that matters to me is to get my health at an incredible level from eating and drinking things that are only good for my body. So which one's would you recommend?

Thanks.

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8270 · March 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

True, depends on your tastes. I like green and white teas as well as red tea.

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8270 · March 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Clean water! :)

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3280 · March 10, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Yes, bone broth! Excellent suggestion.

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3280 · March 10, 2013 at 6:17 AM

Kvass too. And kefir, which is a nice light beverage when made within coconut water.

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12702 · March 10, 2013 at 3:29 AM

haha quite a discussion here. +1 paul, for posting an unpopular opinion and defending it.

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39841 · March 08, 2013 at 12:19 AM

LOL...swilled so much of that crap as a vegan. You best be trollin', son.

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1031 · March 07, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Oh FFS, no! That is just wrong.

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1242 · March 07, 2013 at 12:21 AM

LOL. Poor Paul. Sissoon himself has a bit of soy from time to time.

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11048 · March 06, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Genetically modifying a plant in a lab is NOT the same thing as genetic adaptation in the wild. Soy is estrogenic and goitrogenic. I'll continue avoiding it.

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 9:38 PM

It isn't as if soy does not have reasons in which to avoid it. But it is more that there are enough reasons to recommend its consumption versus avoiding it altogether, for most cases. Weston A. Price is not a reliable resource; for instance, the same foundation publishes a "homeopathic journal" in their "Wise Traditions" magazine. Do you agree that homeopathy is a legitimate science, also? If so, I have some bad news to tell you...

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1365 · March 06, 2013 at 9:16 PM

http://www.westonaprice.org/soy-alert

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I have made soy and grains a staple of my diet and so far I am most definitely reaping the benefits. Whether humans were "designed" to consume them or not, they are certainly healthy for us.

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19120 · March 06, 2013 at 8:54 PM

@Paul yup, I misread that, it was 60 total in the study. Soy products are still complete garbage, but it's nice to know this experiment wasn't. ;-)

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Reread that, sixty patients in the study, 6 patients who were female, suffered from hypothyroidism. Generally they noticed a reduction of insulin resistance, hsCRP, and blood pressure; I argue that these benefits and countless others of soy products allow them to be of benefit to our health. Of course however, always have a varied diet. No natural food is perfect.

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19120 · March 06, 2013 at 8:42 PM

@Paul That study uses 6 patients. **6**. Also, all female.

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:39 PM

GMO's aren't necessarily bad and imo any correlations with GMO's is most likely relative to the mass amounts of pesticides which are used upon them. Genetic engineering is as safe as plant reproduction in which genetic modification occurs on a regular basis.

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:36 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21325465

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Granted, but also reduces insulin resistance, hsCRP, and blood pressure. Paleo or not, I will continue consuming soy products.

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1365 · March 06, 2013 at 8:31 PM

An estrogenic heavily processed GMO food? NOT PALEO.

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I challenge anyone to prove that the risks of soymilk outweight the benefits. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/neal-barnard-md/soy-health_b_1822291.html

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1365 · March 06, 2013 at 7:51 PM

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

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19120 · March 06, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Water - stick with it.

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8270 · March 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Clean water! :)

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10044 · March 10, 2013 at 3:18 AM

You might want to give white tea a try. I like it better than green tea. White tea has a sweeter taste and does not taste as "grassy" as green tea.

http://www.whiteteaguide.com/whiteteahealthbenefits.htm

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8270 · March 10, 2013 at 2:01 PM

True, depends on your tastes. I like green and white teas as well as red tea.

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no soy milk, thats a horrible suggestion

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610 · March 06, 2013 at 7:46 PM

And if you want something that will increase the health of your gut, give kombucha a try. Ultimately, the foods you eat will fuel your "strength, power, muscle mass, testosterone." You don't want to drink your calories or your nutrients too often.

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3280 · March 10, 2013 at 6:17 AM

Kvass too. And kefir, which is a nice light beverage when made within coconut water.

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1974 · March 06, 2013 at 7:41 PM

If you get bored of water, carbonated water with some orange squeezed in tastes delicious. If you are simply looking for health though, water is definitely the way to go.

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1579 · March 10, 2013 at 2:47 AM

Bone broth is a good one! Tons of nutrients in that.

I love ginger tea as well (simmered grated ginger root) sometimes with a little lemon. That's a really nice warming liquid.

Kefir (especially if you make it yourself) has a lot of good bacteria that help gut health, if you tolerate it.

Green tea and black coffee are good occasionally, for their antioxidant content.

Other than that, plain water is the best and most effective for thirst!

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174 · March 09, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Water, Bone broth! and maybe bulletproof coffee for that extra kick.

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3280 · March 10, 2013 at 6:18 AM

Yes, bone broth! Excellent suggestion.

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330 · March 06, 2013 at 8:19 PM

what about almond milk (unsweetened)? not in large quantities, but it has good vitamins and calcium.

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1365 · March 06, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Black coffee. Has tons of health benefits.

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912 · March 10, 2013 at 10:52 PM

spring water. coconut water. coconut milk. raw goat milk. raw cow milk.

those are my go to drinks.

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488 · March 10, 2013 at 11:36 AM

camellia sinensis in any of its many prepared varieties.

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1353 · March 10, 2013 at 12:54 AM

Chia seeds disolved in water for 15 minutes, add lime juice and a little honey as per Tarahumara indians :) Yum and also energy boost. Weird texture though.

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Soy milk .

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1365 · March 06, 2013 at 7:51 PM

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

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11048 · March 06, 2013 at 10:14 PM

Genetically modifying a plant in a lab is NOT the same thing as genetic adaptation in the wild. Soy is estrogenic and goitrogenic. I'll continue avoiding it.

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 7:57 PM

I challenge anyone to prove that the risks of soymilk outweight the benefits. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/neal-barnard-md/soy-health_b_1822291.html

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:34 PM

Granted, but also reduces insulin resistance, hsCRP, and blood pressure. Paleo or not, I will continue consuming soy products.

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19120 · March 06, 2013 at 8:42 PM

@Paul That study uses 6 patients. **6**. Also, all female.

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19120 · March 06, 2013 at 8:54 PM

@Paul yup, I misread that, it was 60 total in the study. Soy products are still complete garbage, but it's nice to know this experiment wasn't. ;-)

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 9:38 PM

It isn't as if soy does not have reasons in which to avoid it. But it is more that there are enough reasons to recommend its consumption versus avoiding it altogether, for most cases. Weston A. Price is not a reliable resource; for instance, the same foundation publishes a "homeopathic journal" in their "Wise Traditions" magazine. Do you agree that homeopathy is a legitimate science, also? If so, I have some bad news to tell you...

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1365 · March 06, 2013 at 9:16 PM

http://www.westonaprice.org/soy-alert

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:58 PM

I have made soy and grains a staple of my diet and so far I am most definitely reaping the benefits. Whether humans were "designed" to consume them or not, they are certainly healthy for us.

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1242 · March 07, 2013 at 12:21 AM

LOL. Poor Paul. Sissoon himself has a bit of soy from time to time.

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:39 PM

GMO's aren't necessarily bad and imo any correlations with GMO's is most likely relative to the mass amounts of pesticides which are used upon them. Genetic engineering is as safe as plant reproduction in which genetic modification occurs on a regular basis.

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:36 PM

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21325465

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78422 · March 06, 2013 at 8:51 PM

Reread that, sixty patients in the study, 6 patients who were female, suffered from hypothyroidism. Generally they noticed a reduction of insulin resistance, hsCRP, and blood pressure; I argue that these benefits and countless others of soy products allow them to be of benefit to our health. Of course however, always have a varied diet. No natural food is perfect.

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1031 · March 07, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Oh FFS, no! That is just wrong.

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1365 · March 06, 2013 at 8:31 PM

An estrogenic heavily processed GMO food? NOT PALEO.

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39841 · March 08, 2013 at 12:19 AM

LOL...swilled so much of that crap as a vegan. You best be trollin', son.

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12702 · March 10, 2013 at 3:29 AM

haha quite a discussion here. +1 paul, for posting an unpopular opinion and defending it.

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