Have you ever thought about the importance of what and how much you drink every day? It was discovered just a few decades ago that people need to drink at least 8 glasses of liquids a day in order to stay healthy and live long.

Water is the main component of our bodies. It dissolves various substances and transports them from one place in our bodies to another. It keeps our skin moist and prevents it from drying out. It maintains the volume of circulating blood. It regulates body temperature. It lubricates our joints. It eliminates toxins from our bodies.

All the listed functions and many others require a lot of water, but drinking just plain water isn’t much fun. We humans certainly like to enjoy our drinks beyond just quenching thirst and satisfying the other needs of the body.

Speaking of health, consider juices – the healthiest choice of drinks. Besides providing water, juices contain all the beneficial substances that fruits and vegetables have, except for the fiber which is removed while processing. Juices are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Vitamins and minerals help our systems to run smoothly, and antioxidants protect body cells from damage. Juices also contain carbohydrates such as glucose and fructose but they don’t increase blood sugar as much as drinks with added sugar.

Each juice has a unique set of health benefits. For example, cranberry juice is good for cleansing the urinary system of bacteria, pomegranate and cherry juices help to fight cancer, orange and rose hip juices boost the immune system, carrot juice helps our skin and eyes, beetroot and prune juices improve intestinal function and so on. Just a couple of juices per day, instead of soft drinks, can make a difference to your overall health.

When it comes to choosing brands of juices, consider the Russian ones. A lot of fruits and berries for making juices, such as apples and cranberries, are locally grown and they are carefully selected for quality. The Russian juice industry uses modern technologies competitive with those in Europe and the USA. The online store RussianFoodUSA.com offers a large selection of Russian and Armenian juices to satisfy everyone’s taste. Stay hydrated and healthy!