4 Swaps for Sugary Drinks
So you’re eating healthy but you love your juices, sipping on a latte, or even sneaking in a pop every now and then. The problem with this is that more than drinks, these become desserts when it comes to the amount of sugar in them! Don’t believe me? Here is how much added sugar is in your faves:
1 can of pop = 9-10 teaspoons of sugar
Medium double double = 4 teaspoons of sugar
Medium blended iced coffee drink = 15-16 teaspoons of sugar
The recommended amount of added sugar to consume is 10 teaspoon TOTAL in a day. So you can see that it can add up quickly with a coffee here and a fancy drink there.
Instead, here are 4 swaps for your sugar drinks:
There’s no replacing water as your primary drink. Depending on your age, gender, and body size, you want to drink 8-12 cups of water a day. When you focus on getting in this much water, you won’t have time to even think about those sugary drinks!
- Infused Water
Finding your 8-10 cups of water boring? Flavour it up naturally with mint, lemon, or berries!
- Sparkling Water
If you are a pop lover, chances are you love the fizz and plain water just doesn’t do it for you. Sparkling water is carbonated water that gives you the fizz without the sugar.
Smoothies are a great option, especially if they are only sweetened with fruit! This way, not only are you satisfying your taste buds when you are craving a sweet drink, but you are also nourishing your body. It’s a win-win situation! You can even get your caffeine fix through smoothies like Rise & Chai or Morning Mocha.