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Are you still drinking soda? If so, you clearly don’t know just how bad it is for you. Just one can of pop contains more than 9 teaspoons of sugar. That’s 39 grams, or more than twice the daily recommended amount according to the American Heart Association. Just let that sink in for a second, just one can is more than twice the amount of sugar you should have all day! It’s time to kick that pop can to the curb. If you’re looking for a sweet refreshing drink that’s actually good for you, try these easy to make water and fruit recipes instead. We swear, once you give them a try, you’ll never go back to pop.
Orange, Strawberry, Mint Water
This drink is not just gorgeous to look at, but it’s amazingly refreshing and fragrant. If you’re looking for a blast of vitamin C, which helps boost immunity, then this is the drink for you.
Peppermint Grapefruit Water
This is the perfect detox beverage, combining citrus, mint, and cucumber. The main ingredient here is grapefruit, which is low in sugar and packed with nutrients. Also, it’s great for your skin and helps with indigestion. The benefits are many with this refreshing concoction.
Apple Cinnamon Water
Forget Coke Zero. This drink has the same amount of calories, but none of the unhealthy additives. Apples are a known super food. And cinnamon is great for helping to increase your metabolism for weight loss.
Blueberry, Lemon, Peach Water
This drink comes courtesy of a blogger who used to drink more than 3 diet sodas a day! She decided one day to give it up, switching to fruit water instead. This is the one that became her favorite, and she hasn’t had a sip of soda since.
Mango, Lime, Basil Water
This one can be called a bioflavonoids blaster. Thanks to the Mango it’s full of vitamin C, iron, calcium, and antioxidants. And basil is seen in many countries as a valuable traditional medicine. The mix of these ingredients makes for one of the healthiest drinks you can have.
The newest superfood on the scene, chia seeds will have you feeling full longer, which in effect, makes you eat less. They also lower blood pressure, regulate your blood sugar, and are chock-full of omega 3s (which are a powerful anti-inflammatory). Pour yourself a nice tall glass for the benefit of your health today!
Turmeric & Ginger Lemonade
When it comes to anti-inflammatory foods, ginger and turmeric are at the top. Curcumin is the active antioxidant ingredient found in turmeric, and ginger works wonders for your digestive system. You can put them in water, or for best (tastiest results), in a tall glass of lemonade.
Lemon Aloe Water
Ever find that soda gives you heartburn? Well burn no more. Aloe is one of the best natural remedies for heartburn there is. Also, it goes down so smooth and refreshing. Enjoy a glass (or two) today.