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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Healthy Summer Drinks

Healthy Summer Drinks

Studies suggest that people who drink their calories do not feel as full as those who eat the same number of calories. Liquid calories also tend to pack a lot of sugar which can lead to extra pounds. Because it is important to stay hydrated in the summer, here are some ideas for summer drinks.

Add flavor to water by freezing thinly sliced lemon or lime in muffin pans. You may need to cut the slices in half to fit into the cups. Fill the cups with water and freeze. Pop out and place in water. You can do the same thing with berries and orange slices.

Make your own smoothies. Many smoothies that are purchased have a lot of added sugar. Instead use ingredients you have at home: yogurt, fruit, milk or juice. There is really no need to add any form of sweetener to smoothies.

Choose healthy bottled drinks. Some store-bought drinks contain more than 30 grams of sugar. Look for beverages with 10 grams of sugar or less. Also remember that bottled drinks contain two or more servings, and grams of sugar are listed on the Nutrient Facts label for one serving. There are some great bottled teas on the market that have less sugar. Also the naturally flavored waters can be an excellent choice.

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