Healthy drinks continue to have a place in modern society’s flow and have evolved into a necessary beverage in every Vietnamese family despite competition from many other types of drinks. These are the nutritious beverages that are a staple daily beverage in every Vietnamese family and are regarded as a cultural treasure of Vietnam in particular and of Eastern countries in general.
These ancient Vietnamese beverages are now a part of every aspect of Vietnamese culture and are connected to every Vietnamese individual. Below are 6 Must-try Vietnamese Healthy Drinks
Lotus Tea West Lake Lotus Tea is a combination of Tan Cuong Thai Nguyen Shrimp Tea and Bach Diep Lotus. The lotus flowers are picked in the early morning, brought back to a cup to get lotus rice, the rest of the flowers must be discarded, only lotus rice is used to marinate with tea, the marinating process takes from 7-10 days with the number of marinating times from 4 to 7 times.
Loc Tan Cuong’s Tay Ho Lotus Tea has small tea petals, the sweet aroma of natural lotus flowers, a mild acrid taste, a very rich sweet aftertaste, which stays in your throat for a long time, giving you a feeling of ecstasy.
The most noticeable great use of Tam Sen tea is to help improve insomnia symptoms. Unlike other caffeine-containing teas, lotus heart tea treats insomnia thanks to ingredients such as asparagine, nelumbin, nuciferine, liensini that help improve sleep and sedation., regular use of tea every day also helps to improve skin, physique, purify, cool down and support extremely good digestion.
Besides, Tay Ho is one of the most popular traditional drinks for Vietnamese people. A cup of hot tea not only brings relaxation but also brings so many great health benefits. Despite the characteristic bitter taste of tea, the aftertaste is sweet and fragrant, which will make you fall in love immediately.
Mock lemon tea
Ngau (Mock lemon) flower is a flowering plant originating in Vietnam, and is especially popular in Southeast Asian countries. You can easily see them in parks, roadsides, in front of houses, balconies, shops, temples.
When the mock lemon flowers are fully opened, they have a soft perfume and are a pale yellow color, similar to acorns. Dried mock lemon flowers are used to marinate tea, but they are also an excellent treatment for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disorders.
In contrast to other countries, Vietnam is the only place where mock lemon tea is widely consumed. When used in conjunction with tea, this tea produces a mild scent that promotes relaxation.
Mock lemon flowers have a sweet and spicy taste, which, according to traditional medicine, relieves melancholy and relaxes the body. This flower tea is believed to aid sober alcohol, clean the lungs, awaken the intellect, brighten the eyes, and quench thirst. Asthmatic cough, head lighthead, freshly created air choking, deadly boils, and chest discomfort are all treated with honeysuckle blossoms.
Although mock lemon tea can be consumed every day, there needs to be a specific dosage. A daily intake of 20–30g for an adult is considered appropriate.
Hot soy milk
In Vietnam, it is not difficult to see the hot soy milk of elderly aunts all over the streets, especially in the early morning. For a long time, the habit of drinking soy milk in the morning gradually seems to have been ingrained in the minds of a large part of Vietnamese people. From young to old, adults and children, this simple drink can make all people fall in love. Soy milk is featured as one of the beverages with many amazing health advantages that only a few people are aware of, and it is also noted as being one of the least expensive options at only 5,000 VND per cup.
Firstly, soybeans are a great source of plant-based golden protein. Almost everyone thinks that the source of protein that the body needs is concentrated in foods that come from animals (such as beef, chicken, seafood, …). However, plants are also a source of nutritional protein, typically soybeans, which help ensure the necessary calories for the body, avoiding the excess of energy that becomes accumulated causing obesity. This is the optimal choice. Ideal for supplementing with adequate protein for people who are often vegetarian or can’t eat meat or fish. In addition, soybeans also provide a number of amino acids and enzymes to help supplement and enhance the activity of the digestive system. In addition, the composition of soy contains many omega 3 and omega 6 directly involved in the circulatory system, which helps prevent cholesterol accumulation on the walls of blood vessels, blockage of blood vessels or free radicals.
For women, soy milk is also a great drink to slow down the aging process and balance hormones. The rich source of vitamins in soy milk is also involved in the process of preventing aging, adding moisture to the skin, preventing free radicals, etc., helping the skin to be smoother and more elastic. At the same time, it can improve some hair characteristics such as reducing frizz, weak and brittle hair roots, making hair smoother and stronger.
Bird’s nest drink
A bird’s nest drink is a kind of drink made from a bird’s nest combined with some other ingredients such as purified water, sugar, and additives. This is also considered as one of the standard drinks for health, especially for the elderly as well as those with weak health.
Elderly people, especially those over 60, have fast aging functioning organs that are more prone to illness. Purchasing bird’s nest juice and using it is very simple, very convenient, and doesn’t require as much time as building a bird’s nest. Bird’s nest water aids in the healthy development of the elderly’s bones and joints, lowers blood pressure, prevents cardiovascular disease, and improves their quality of sleep.
For children: bird’s nest water with ingredients: Lysine, Phenylalanine. Therefore, it has an effective effect in increasing absorption, helping young bones to be strong, and enhancing memory. This is the period when children need a lot of nutrients. Using bird’s nest water helps children develop both in height and intelligence, helping to stimulate the digestive system. It also helps to prevent anorexia in children. As for cancer and diabetes patients, bird’s nest juice helps repel disease-carrying cells, preventing cells from growing stronger.
Thus, it can be seen that bird’s nest water is also at the top of specialized health drinks in Vietnam. Although the price is slightly higher than other drinks, because of the rare nature as well as the difficulties in the processing process. However, the benefits that bird’s nest water brings are considered completely worthy of its price in today’s market.
Ginseng water has a long history of being a well-liked, refreshing beverage among many Vietnamese households. When consumed, ginseng water has a fragrant flavor and is sweet and refreshing. Not only is ginseng water healthy, but it also effectively cools the body.
You will be quite susceptible to heat in your mouth due to the intensely sunny weather in Vietnam as well as the fact that Vietnam frequently has hot, spicy cuisine. Don’t worry; seaweed ginseng water helps the body detoxify, eliminate heat, and avoid heat buildup. Put this drink right away on your list of things to try if you’ve fallen in love with the flavor of ginseng juice; it won’t let you down!
Sugar-soaked apricot juice
Apricots are loved especially in Eastern nations like Vietnam. It is known for producing a delectable and healthy drink in addition to being a food and a medicine. Apricot juice is also frequently consumed for therapeutic purposes.
Considering that apricot ingredients can have up to 34 calories, 8 grams of carbohydrates, 1 grams of protein, 0.27 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of muscle, 8% of vitamin A, 8% of vitamin C, 4% of vitamin E, and more beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These substances inhibit the formation of free radicals and hasten aging. Additionally, apricot juice aids in weight loss and gives you flawless skin while treating coughs, lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease, promoting eye health, and protecting the liver and intestines.
There is nothing better than sipping a glass of apricot juice that has been sweetened with sugar on a hot summer day. Despite appearing to be out of sync, the inherent sourness of apricots and the sweetness of sugar combine to make this beverage, which is only seen in Vietnamese cuisine.
It may be claimed that despite severe competition from a wide range of beverage goods, these above drinks continue to hold a special place in Vietnamese consumers’ hearts. When visiting Vietnam, these drinks should be on your list of must-try items. In addition to giving you a true sense of Vietnamese culture, it can also be so beneficial for your health.