Guidelines for healthier drinks



Weekend's here! And it feels good to have a little rest right after a week of work and what's best than having healthier drinks!

Today in our #OrangeFriday I want to share with you some tips and guidelines that will help you have healthier drinks that don't add extra calories that no one needs.

Guidelines for healthier drinks

Follow these tips for healthier drinks:

Use only fresh-squeezed or 100 percent fruit juice to reduce added sugars. Fruit juice can still be a danger food, though, so sometimes it's best to dilute it with water or ice to cut back on calories.

Use whole fruit instead of sugar or flavored syrups. The fruit itself adds fiber, natural sugars, and vitamins.

Choose seltzer water over other carbonated waters to eliminate added sodium and other additives. For recipes that call for soda, skimp on portions, or opt for diet or natural versions — though those can have their pitfalls, too.

Choose light alcohol over dark alcohol. The dark stuff contains more compounds known as congeners, which can worsen hangovers.

Size matters — especially when it comes to consuming liquid calories. That's why we kept all our drinks right around the 8-ounce mark.

So, if you're making drinks this weekend, follow these tips and I assure you they'll be delicious and you're not going to gain any unneeded calories.

Have a great weekend!

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