Six Ideas for Low-Sugar Drinks

Among all the beverages plain pure is the best one. It is harmful and calorie-free and it costs nothing. However, for those who find plain water just too plain there are some tips. Low and no-sugar beverages can also be prepared at home and enjoyed without any real risk for health.

Among all the beverages plain pure is the best one. It is harmful and calorie-free and it costs nothing. However, for those who find plain water just too plain there are some tips. Low and no-sugar beverages can also be prepared at home and enjoyed without any real risk for health.

1. Infused water (spa water).

You can easily find this one in the grocery store. There are some that has no sugar added or any artificial sweeteners. In spas you will be able to find waters with herbal, fruit and even vegetable flavor. However, it is not so difficult to make such water at home. You can add (or drink as they are) the following drinks to your water in order to make it more appealing to you:

2. Tea.

It can be black or green, or herbal, or decaf, let it be cold, or hot – all to your liking. This is a good choice of healthy calorie-free beverage. It is better if you drink it without any addition of sugar or sweeteners. There are a lot of different teas available, but black and green ones are rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and other biologically active substances that are actually very beneficial for your health.

3. Coffee.

This is also a good option as long as you do not add any sugar or cream. Mind that a coffee that is topped with whipped cream and drizzled with sugar syrup can bring you as much as 300 to 400 calories. You, probably, do not really need this. Thus, if plain coffee is not really much to your liking, add a teaspoon of sugar – this will be of less harm.

4. Sparkling water with a splash of juice.

Ready-made sparkling juices can be as much calorie loaded as your sugary soda pop. Therefore, it is better to do them at home with 12 ounces of sparkling water and an ounce or two of juice. For better taste you can add lemon or lime slice or some fresh herbs.

5. Fresh fruit coolers.

Smoothies are considered healthy, however, they are heavily loaded with sugar and are really high on calories – from a 12 ounce serving you can get 300 calories. It is better to make fresh fruit cooler. This one will be much healthier and it will contain little sugar and a little bit of fruit, therefore you will get only about 18 calories instead of 300.

6. Low-sodium broth or miso.

If we are thirsty there is no real rule that we should have something sweet in the first place. There are other options. Low-sodium broth, for instance, can give you the necessary fluid and is a really a better choice than any sweet drink. Opt for the broth that has got less than 200 milligrams of sodium per serving and you will have a good drink. Also, miso, the Japanese fermented soybean paste, is an option. But it this case also search for a low-sodium variant.

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