The answer here, SPOILER ALERT: bottled drinks have massive amounts of sugar and sodium.
If you are trying to lose weight, stay healthy, prevent diabetes start here, avoid any bottle, powder drinks, try making water with fresh fruits.
One thing I love to do is have limes at home and make fresh-squeezed lemonade, BE AWARE OF THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR YOU use to sweeten!
In reality, the best thing for your health is to drink 6 to 8 (8oz glass) glasses of water a day and LOWER YOUR sugar consumption to 25g a day. EN ESPAÑOL AQUI
LEARN HOW TO READ LABELS, Learn to read the package ingredients.
A few tricks that I have heard and learn are these:
When you go to the grocery store STAY AWAY from the aisles, all the healthy food is in the produce section, dairy food creates "phlegm," phlegm created a build-up of toxins in the body.
Remember is about balance, and I am also including my personal experience, try it for yourself, cut one thing at the time, drink more water, NATURAL WATER!
Learn how to cook, this is an epiphany that took me a while to learn, like I have shared with you Bob and I love to eat out. Yes we do cook at home we have a few dishes favorite that we repeat over and over, when the quarantine started I realized I better learn to love how to cook, I started adding more vegetables to the grocery list and cut on buying sweet treats.
I found a book online that has great recipes for roasted vegetables, and I am trying all the recipes with meat substitutes. This book also puts emphasis on what we have been talking about, GOOD HEALTHY, prioritizing on you.
The recipes take 30 to 45 minutes to learn, and I know that the things I am going to use the most are the "sauce" recipes as salad dressings.
What I am learning is that Cooking is like Yoga, you learn to communicate with the food in the same way you communicate with your body, the vegetable talk to you and say "let's make a salad" "roast me" "eat me, I am good for you" :)
THE COLOR OF THE VEGETABLES AND THEIR BENEFITS
*Green; Lutein (an antioxidant that strengthens vision). Potassium, Vitamin C and K and folic acid.
*Orange; Vitamin C and beta carotene (for a good idea and excellent skin, and to strengthen the immune system.
*Red; Rich in phytochemicals such as lycopene and anthocyanins that help the health of the heart and lessens cancer risk.
*Violet; Antioxidants and phytochemicals fight to age, decrease your risk of cancer, and help preserve good memory.
*White; Rich in phytochemicals and Potassium that help reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and PREVENT DIABETES.
Your homework until next time when you read me is:
"More water, less sugary drinks"