Drink Water Instead of Sugary Beverages
When you are thirsty, that is a signal that your body needs water.
Staying hydrated is a key ingredient in brain function, muscle coordination, and metabolic reactions. Too little body water can affect concentration, athletic performance, and cause constipation.
Sugary beverages like soda, sweet teas, lemonade, and sport drinks add empty calories to the diet with no nutritional advantage. Having just one 150 calorie drink each day adds up to over 50,000 calories per year and enough sugar to fill six 5# bags of sugar. Picture that!
On the go? Carry a refillable water bottle and set a time target for each refill during the day. Looking to sugary drinks for an energy burst? Opt for a piece of fruit or whole grain cereal instead for more lasting energy and nutrients.