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Choose Drinks to Meet Your Needs

By Tom Herrin

Sometimes we do things out of habit without really giving much thought as so why.  It may be part of our training as kids when we followed blindly.  Doing things almost ritualistically is just easier and requires little or no thought.  Once we determine that thought is needed, our decision-making process may take us somewhere completely different from where we were going. When it comes to following healthy practices, many of us try to eat and drink well.  That often ends up with us sacrificing some drinks we like in order to drink well.  We may end up with only water.  We have some other things at our disposal, if we choose.

Be Smart

If we want to be a good consumer, we need to become as well educated as possible.  This should include what is best in terms of ingredients that we would like to see in healthy drinks.  There are quite a few drinks out there that purport to provide energy or muscle.  We must use caution with anything.  The ads may not make it so.  Many drinks have excess amounts of sugar as well as other things such as heavy amounts of caffeine.  No wonder it claims to have energy.  Some of these could have us running in no time, but the effects on our bodies could be bad.  We just need to use discrimination.

Juices Are Mostly Good

There are some good straight fruit juices out there.  There are also several kinds of drinks that have juices mixed with other things.  Some of these have large amounts of sugars, too.  If they have natural juices, they are sure to have some vitamins and minerals.  We just need to study them.  One of the universal healthy fruits juices in lemon.  It has some great properties, and anyone who has had good homemade lemonade can attest that it can quench thirst.

We Can Always Customize

Many restaurants offer some good selections of dinks and/or flavors to add to them.  I enjoy water with some kind of juice added.  My favorite is to add lime and strawberry.  I have added cherry and chocolate for something that can satisfy my desire for chocolate.  You simply need to try a few out.  The end result may be a great beverage that is healthy, low in calories, and refreshing.  Just make it happen.

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

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