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Would You Like a Healthier Option for Drinks?

By Tom Herrin

As many of us continue to search for the best in food and drink to maintain our health, there are plenty of things to look at.  When we get to the point that we feel we have the foods down to what may be best for us, it may be time to turn our attention to drinks.  At first glance, it may appear that the options for drinks are endless.  They really are until we begin to narrow the list according to what is healthiest, at least for our situation.  We are all aware that there are few real substitutes for water, but even the most dedicated of us can get a little burned out on just water.

Some Power Drinks May Not Be So

There are lots of drinks that are advertised as super drinks, or so it seems.  These appear to be portrayed as being able to provide lots of energy and maybe more.  Some of them surely do that, but some may rely more on added ingredients such as caffeine.  This is likely on top of an excess of sugar.  In some instances, those with caffeine have really large amounts that are much more than typical caffeinated drinks.  Learning to be a better reader of content in drinks can help any of us to make better decisions.

Drinks With Fruit May Be Good Choices

There may be more drinks available today that have fruits as a base than ever before.  Fruit drinks can be really healthy, but they may also have some excesses that can be a bit much.  Some may contain too many sugars, especially for those who need to limit their sugar intake.  On the other hand, fruits can contain a good supply of vitamins and/or minerals.  Many are also high in antioxidants and are less likely to have added things that may be harmful.

You May Create Your Own Healthy Drink

For those who are so inclined, you may be able to add some things to water that can enhance flavor and, possibly, do some good things.  Many restaurants, particularly fast food restaurants, offer the opportunity for you to customize a drink order.  This is what I usually do anytime I am trying to find something healthy other than water.  I can order something special for less than a dollar.  You may be surprised at what all is available.  I find them to be really good and refreshing.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bluffton, S.C.

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