Healthy Beverage Choices
So now that we've spent all week talking about how bad some beverages are for you....let me give you the good news. I don't believe in completely banning certain food/drinks from your lifestyle. My food philosophy (read more here) has always been that life is hard enough without getting to enjoy a certain food/drink again. I don't think that is realistic and I don't think it's fair. I honestly believe that everything (even those not-so-great beverages discussed in previous posts) are ... Continue Reading
How does your drink stack up?
Sugar consumption is one of the leading causes of the increasing obesity epidemic in United States. Taking a look at the sugar content in some of the most popular beverages, it's not hard to see why. Seeing the amount of "grams" of sugar in a certain beverage doesn't really resonate with a lot of people (myself included....I'm more of a visual person). So I created the following pictures to illustrate sugar content. Each sugar cube represents 4 grams of sugar. Diet Soda isn't ... Continue Reading
Ditch the Soda
Soda is the second most consumed beverage in the United States (second to water),with data showing Americans drink about 57 gallons of soda per person each year (according to the Medical Daily Pulse). I think it's safe to assume we all know soda has a lot of sugar and calories, making it a poor choice for people interested in losing weight or trying to eat healthier. However, the negative effects of soda go much further than just calories. Increased Risk for Heart Disease ... Continue Reading
Choosing Healthy Beverages
100% True Story: The other day I was at the store and the man in front of me at the checkout was purchasing 5 cases of Mountain Dew, 2 cases of Lemonade, and about 12 bottles of blue Kool-Aid. The employee ringing him up asked if he was having a party, to which he replied something along the lines of "no, I gave up coffee as my new year's resolution so I have to stock up on other beverages". I wanted very badly to ask him why he was giving up coffee (I would assume perhaps as an effort to ... Continue Reading