Aerated drinks have almost killed the traditional drinks that nourished us for centuries. Despite the warning bells from all quarters, most of us just can’t get off these fizzy drinks. Aerated drinks are bad for you. Apart from the sugar content, other ingredients in these drinks will leach your bones of minerals,increase your risk of gout, reduce calcium levels. Everyday drinkers of cola are at a risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
The villain is the high fructose corn syrups present in these drinks that has been linked with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems, reproductive issues, asthma, depression, arthritis and obviously obesity. You can still enjoy your party and food with these healthy cola substitutes.
Try One of These 4 Refreshing Alternatives to Soda
Ditch those Aerated drinks, sodas, colas from your daily routine that offer nothing but empty calorie to these four super healthy beverages.
Healthier, Homemade Sprite from Sparkling water
This is a great alternative to get the fizz in a healthier version. Squeeze lemon to a glass of sparkling water. Sparkling water is water that has been infused with carbon-di-oxide to produce a bubbly drink, a good alternative to sugary soft drinks. Note – You can also add any fruit juice to it.
Coconut water is a health fad and popular healthy substitute for soda that’s been on the scene for a few years now. Not to be confused with coconut milk, Coconut water is a natural source of potassium and electrolytes, making it the perfect tropical alternative to plain water.
A lot of cola drinkers dig the “kick” or “buzz” from a glass of fizz. But there’s many healthy ways of feeling alert – including green tea. The amino acid L-theanine, found exclusively in tea plants makes you alert, yet calm and reduces stress. Unlike coffee, which can give you the jitters.
Just add slices of your favorite veggies and fruits like lemons, mint, orange, apples, strawberries and cucumbers to a pitcher full of water for a nutrient infused refreshing drink. Play with different colors to make it look exciting for kids.
So there you go! Whether it’s a lung cleanse or an out-an-out lung detox, incorporate these foods in your diet to maintain a healthy lifestyle.