Low-Sugar Alternatives to Water
If you’re looking to start in on that summer health kick, look no further than water for your source of low calorie, healthy drink to enjoy. Yet one problem with water for many people, despite water’s many health benefits, is that it is too plain, or boring, or tasteless to some. With just a bit of imagination, however, you can create some great tasting drinks that have zero or just a few calories.
Here are five options to help you get hydrated.
The perfect low-calorie drink, whole ranges of teas can be quite healthy, providing various nutrients, vitamins, and immune system boosters. Some teas even have sweet herbs, reducing the need for sugar with this beverage. While some types of tea do have caffeine, one major advantage to this drink choice is it can be served hot or cold.
A wise alternative as well, if you can handle the caffeine, and use sweeteners in moderation, coffee is a low-calorie choice for just about anyone. Be mindful with creamers and remember that one teaspoon of table sugar contains about 15 calories, so use wisely.
3. Fruit Water
Perhaps the most healthful low-calorie drinks, they usually contain no artificial sweetener or sugar, almost no calories, and the nutritional value of whatever fruit you put in them. For a nice summer treat, add a small amount of fruit juice to a glass of sparkling water.
If you have a blender and some ice, your choices are endless with this option. All you’ll need is a cup of ice, a piece of fruit of your choice, and some sparkling water, or tap water to concoct a frothy, icy, low-calorie smoothie that tastes fantastic.
5. Soup Broths
Perfect for cold weather months, just steer clear of the high sodium content in some brands, or cut the broth with 50% water to lower the salt levels.
The main thing to remember is that there are several low-calorie alternatives to high-calorie drinks that are inexpensive to boot. All you’ll need for many of these options is clean, pure water, available right from your water filter at most hours of the day.
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