Are 'health drinks' actually healthy?Created by:
Daily we come across various television commercials which display the importance of the health drinks such as making an individual stronger, taller and healthier and even intelligent. As a result of being encouraged from these commercials, many people feel proud to have a cup of such health drink once or twice a day. But do these drinks really contribute towards activating the gene and hormones responsible for growth and increasing the height? The health drinks mostly consist of some kind of cereals, milk solids, traces of vitamins and minerals, flavouring agents and artificial sweeteners. When you are capable of having a bowl of cereals, a cup of milk and lots of veggies and fruits, is there a requirement of extra traces of cereals, milk extracts and vitamins and minerals in a healthy individual?
I had this query in my mind after I received a suggestion from a relative of mine who thinks health drinks are actually very healthy and then I came across certain websites which said that these are actually not required for a healthy individual who does not want to gain extra weight. Though, there are health drinks which are useful in certain medical and special conditions and are often prescribed by physicians.
Here is a website link which gives an idea about this https://rajganpath.com/2011/11/02/the-truth-behind-health-drinks/.
What is your opinion on this? Are these actually healthy and a requirement for a healthy individual?