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3 Drinks to Quit Consuming Now

By Virginia Laird 

Daily, millions across the nation reach for a beverage (other than water) to satisfy taste buds and quench thirst. Many never believe there is anything amiss with this routine. However, healthcare experts preach that there are plenty of beverages that can hamper your health. Choosing to avoid the proper consumption of water can have a great impact on your health, including increasing your chances of developing diabetes and other diseases. For this reason, health and wellness experts have offered a list of beverages that you should consider limiting because:

  • Soda offers no nutrition
  • Alcohol is loaded with carbs
  • Holiday punch is packed with sugar

Soda Offers No Nutrition

Soda, although offering a pleasant taste, has been proven to be bad for the body. The carbonation can wreak havoc on the organs of the body. Regular soda is loaded with sugar that can contribute to weight gain, heart disease, and other struggles with health. On the other hand, diet soda is full of chemicals that have been linked to a host of health issues, including the development of Alzheimer's and some cancer. Eliminating soda, of all kinds, from your diet is best when trying to stay healthy. 

Alcohol is Loaded With Carbs

With the cool crisp fall weather in place, many love to settle in by the fire and sip on their favorite adult beverage on a routine basis. However, healthcare experts warn that this can be a dangerous habit. Alcoholic beverages are quite pleasing to the taste, but are loaded with calories. According to research, the overconsumption of such drinks can pack on the pounds and increase your chances of developing blood pressure issues, among others. Now is the time to begin limiting your consumption of such beverages. 

Holiday Punch is Packed With Sugar

Holiday season is here ... finally!! As many are readily anticipating the hop from holiday party to holiday party, so too are each of us excited for the immense variety of holiday punch. These are sure to be loaded with calories which can lead to weight gain. Rather that choosing to consume punch, it is best that you opt for a beverage that is not loaded with sugar. Another idea is to help your party host find a beverage that is more health friendly, such as a fruit flavored water.

Healthcare experts preach the importance of water when it comes to staying healthy. With the recommendation being that you consume at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day, now is the time to begin tracking your consumption. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Costa Mesa, Calif.

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