When it comes to being healthy people tend to forget that what you drink also counts. You can not eat vegetables then drink a diet soda, that’s not how it works. If you want to manage your weight then your whole intake must be healthy. So what counts as a healthy drink? Nowadays it’s hard to find some healthy alternatives other than plain water.

 

  • Watermelon Smoothie
    • It is always best to make your own smoothies at home because you can control how much sugar is added. Also, your ingredients can be fresh whereas buying it at a restaurant doesn’t have the same guarantee.
  • Green Tea
    • Other than water, green teas is probably the healthiest choice you can make for a beverage. Drinking green tea reduces risk of osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease and cavities. A huge plus for green tea is that it contains zero calories. It also is associated with losing weight.
  • Juice
    • The benefits of drinking juice of any kind is give and take, depending on how much of it you drink. Juice contains sugar but it also contains a lot of nutrients. The key to picking out the right juice to drink is to make sure that it says that is contains 100% juice because that will guarantee that there are no added sweeteners. Another idea that can help to lower the sugar intake is to mix the juice with water. It’s best to drink no more than 8 ounces of juice a day.
  • Black Coffee
    • Surprisingly enough coffee can be healthy if you drink it without adding anything extra to it. Caffeine can sometimes be a necessity so it’s best to not feel your system with espresso or soda. Plain black coffee contains zero calories and it is full of antioxidants. Just be sure to not fill your day without drinking coffee. Moderation is important.

 

When it comes to managing your weight is always best to be balanced. Too much of any one thing can be bad for you because you don’t want to overload your body. You are the best judge of what your body needs. Like a car, your body gives you warning if you’re lacking in something that you need, so listen to your body.

 

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-skinny-sipping

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/recipes/drink/the-8-healthiest-drinks/

http://www.rodalewellness.com/food/burn-belly-fat-weight-loss-drinks