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Drinks to Shrink
Not only are regular soft drinks full of empty calories but studies have linked the consumption of both regular and diet soda to an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. Following are few alternatives to broaden your thirst-quenching choices leaving your taste buds satisfied.
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  • Not only are regular soft drinks full of empty calories but studies have linked the consumption of both regular and diet soda to an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. Following are few alternatives to broaden your thirst-quenching choices leaving your taste buds satisfied.

  • Just add slices of your favorite fruits and veggies (lemons, oranges, watermelon, cucumber, mint, or limes) to ice-cold water for a refreshing and flavorful drink.

  • Put chopped-up fruit in an ice cube tray, add water and freeze. Place these colorful fruit cubes in your beverage for instant flavor and color.

  • Mixing 100 percent juice with seltzer yields a tastier, healthier and less expensive drink. A thick juice such as pomegranate or grape makes for a great seltzer base in addition to supplying health benefits. Pomegranate juice is a great source of vitamins C and B; grape juice has antioxidants that may help protect your brain and blood vessels. Mix one part juice with three parts seltzer to create this light and bubbly concoction. Vegetable juice offers a quick, low-calorie way to get all the benefits of veggies. It also contains much less natural sugar than fruit juices. Make your own fresh juice easily at home with a juicer. Simply add your favorite veggies (and even a few slices of fruit if you want to sweeten your drink.) to the juicer no chopping required! If you prefer little kick, add some black pepper and a prop of hot sauce.

  • Soy beverages are naturally sweet and are now offered in a variety of flavors, including almond and vanilla. They are a great alternative to milk for those who are lactose intolerant or those who don’t consume dairy. Studies on soy’s benefits show that soymilk may reduce your risk for heart disease and osteoporosis. Look for low-fat, unsweetened soy beverages to reduce calories while enjoying a healthy, great- tasting beverage! Also, pick soymilk that has been fortified with nutrients such as calcium and vitamin D, especially if you’re drinking it as a substitute for milk. Studies of green tea have shown that it may help reduce the risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, hypertension, kidney stones and possibly even cavities. In addition to this green tea is calorie-free (if you have it without milk or sugar) and naturally high in antioxidants. You can pick any flavor you enjoy, because green tea is available in many varieties. It can be drunk hot or iced (and if you want a little sweetening, a few drop of honey will serve you well).

  • Loose tea is a low-calorie option that allows you to get tea’s health benefits and flavor from the actual tea leaf, without any additives. Brewing loose tea in an infuser, a device that holds tea leaves in a mesh chamber that you submerge in water, works wonderfully to bring out the flavor of your tea of choice.

  • Without cream or sugar, coffee contains zero fat only a couple of calories. Coffee drinkers may have a lower risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Coffee’s caffeine can help with mental alertness and physical performance, as long as you don’t aver do it. Too much caffeine can leave you jittery and anxious, so dietitians generally recommend that you drink no more than three cups a day (depending on the way it’s prepared. It is also to be kept in mind that some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others. Pregnant women and those trying to become pregnant may want to avoid it, though research on this is mixed).

    Important Note: The articles presented are provided by third party authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of KhanaPakana.com. They should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis. Consult with your physician prior to following any suggestions provided.

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