Which of the drinks to include in your diet and drink during trips depends on the personal tastes and preferences of each person, as well as on his state of health. Below, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most popular drinks during hiking. First of all, this is tea..
Drinks for hiking, black and green tea, red hibiscus tea and rooibos, coffee and cocoa, mate, herbal teas, fruit drinks and fruit drinks.
Black and green tea.
These two, seemingly different teas, are nevertheless made from the same plant and differ only in the way they are processed. When processed, black tea goes through a longer process chain. As a result, it loses more nutrients from its composition than green tea. That is why green tea is considered a more wholesome drink. Since the vitamin composition and the amount of antioxidants in it are much higher than in black. The effect of black and green tea on the human body is almost the same, although it differs slightly in certain aspects. At the same time, green tea is preferable to drink in the hot season, and black in the cold.
Hibiscus red tea.
Hibiscus tea has a slightly sour taste and perfectly quenches thirst, has many useful properties. Brewed hibiscus will be good both in hot and in cold form. Hibiscus in its composition contains many vitamins and more than a dozen organic acids, including citric acid, which help improve the general condition of the human body and increase its resistance to colds. Improve immunity, reduce nervous tension. Another useful property of hibiscus is the ability to regulate blood pressure. Moreover, in hot form, it increases pressure, and in cold, on the contrary, it lowers.
dehydration of the body and all the problems associated with this, in any case you will have to compensate for the loss of fluid by the body. Drinking an additional amount of the same plain water, which in the conditions of its limited amount can lead to even greater problems.
Cocoa contains vegetable protein, fats, carbohydrates, dietary fiber, organic acids, starch, sugars and saturated fatty acids, therefore it has a good calorie content and will be a very appropriate and useful drink during hiking trips. In addition, cocoa contains vitamins A, E, PP, group B, beta-carotene and minerals: calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, chlorine, sulfur, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, fluorine, molybdenum, which will allow somewhat compensate for the lack of vitamins and minerals in the camping diet.
A good tonic and in some way an energy drink. It quenches thirst, helps relieve fatigue. Contains many active vitamins and minerals. It contains caffeine, therefore, it can successfully replace coffee, but after consuming mate, the heartbeat does not increase and there are not all those unpleasant symptoms, for example, insomnia that occurs after drinking coffee.
It is traditionally brewed in a special container made of wood pumpkin (calabash, calabash or varibas), although in the field there is nothing to stop brewing it in a regular mug. Like coffee, it has a weaker, but nevertheless pronounced diuretic property, which leads to the same problems that are described above in the case of coffee.
Herbal teas, compotes and fruit drinks.
In addition to the above-described drinks during the trip, you can make tea and make vitamin infusions and decoctions of freshly picked medicinal herbs and plants, boil compotes and fruit drinks, make coffee (drink) of dandelion roots.