With summers heat being on head , its a time that everyone grabs a two or more diet sodas, lemonade and even sweetened juices
Lets do a simple math—each 320 ml can of diet soda, colas or juice typically has 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar , amounting to 200- 250 calories. With 3 drinks a day you typically add 600 calories.It's now a no surprise that summer's rising thirst has paralleled the epidemic rise of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Water, of course, is a best beverage option to quench thirst with zero-calorie addition to your diet. But plain water is just plain and its difficult for some to eliminate sugary beverage compltetly form the diet.For them these are few healthier beverage options:
- Flavored Waters
Infused water has been flavored with herbs or fruits. If you do not like plain water, add a jist of fruits with Sliced citrus fruits or zest (lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit) , Crushed fresh mint or Peeled, sliced fresh ginger/cucumber. A treat for your taste buds without calories.
Caffeinated or decaf, Black or green, hot or cold, tea is an excellent choice for a calorie free beverage.
By this add extra flavinoids and anti-oxidants.Cathechin- a natural fat fighter which can stimulate the metabolism to burn fat faster.
- Fresh fruit cooler
Fruit juice with lots of ice and without soda or added sugar.This drink is about 70-100 calories per glass.
Enjoy summer heat without adding extra calories to your daily diet. Stay hydrated, stay fit!