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Healthy Drinks For You!

Some Of The Best Drinks For Your Health!

Were always being told what food is good and bad for us well know they have decided to tell us what drinks we should have, here are the 5 most healthy  see what you think!

Water is the ideal beverage, with zero calories, and 100% hydration! Aim to have 6-8 cups each day. If plain water isn’t your thing, why not liven it up a little with a few slices of lemon, lime, or cucumber? Or, if you go for flavoured water, be sure to check the nutritional label, as they can be very high in sugar, or artificial sweeteners.

Low-fat milk or soymilk are also healthy beverage alter­natives, and considering most of us don’t get enough calcium, a glass of milk each day can be particularly useful. If you opt for soymilk, look out for the calcium enriched version. Sterol-fortified milks are available, which can be useful if you’re trying to lower cholesterol levels.

When choosing fruit juice, select those that are 100% whole, with no added sugar. A small glass (4 ounces) makes up one serving, which is the recommended daily amount. You can also purchase a sterol-fortified version, which will help to lower high cholesterol levels, and reduce inflammation – a process which plays and important role in the development of heart disease.

Sports drinks are lower in calories than fruit juice or soda. However, they don’t have the same nutritional goodness as fruit juice, or milk, and water is still the fluid of choice if your physical activity lasts less than 60 minutes

Coffee has been credited as being “heart healthy,” but if it’s laden with cream and sugar, it will play havoc with your diet! Creamy coffee drinks can range anywhere from 300 to a whopping 500 calories, depending on your choice. However, there are lower calorie options available, for example plain black coffees, skinny lattes, or for something completely different, herbal teas.

“I think we all knew this didn’t we?” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.


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