Whether we want to admit it or not, we have a serious drinking problem. And I’m not just talking about alcohol. There’s a reason why 74 percent of men in America are fat or getting fat. There’s a reason why a record number of kids are overweight or have diabetes.
And it’s not just food. It’s what we drink. The juices. The sodas. The milk shakes. Your sugar filled starbucks coffee that you love so much. None of that is good for us.
What to Drink, and What Not To Drink
Here 3 Things You Should be Drinking Everyday, Number of things you should drink on occasion, and number of things you should Never drink.
Water: For most of human history we drank only water. Our bodies are composed mainly of water. We need water to keep us hydrated. It is essential for our bodies.
Tea: Tea is very healthy. It contains a lot of anti-oxidants that help fight cancer. It also has zero calories. As long as you don’t load it with sugar or artificial sweeteners. Stick to natural tea bags. Avoid bottled teas. Except these.
Coffee: Black coffee is the best. Not sweetened with sugars or creamers. If you must add anythings, make it a bulletproof coffee. Add some grass-fed, unsalted butter, and some coconut oil or mct oil.
I like Onnit’s MCT oil because it is flavored and gives the coffee a hint of flavor.
Stay away from starbucks or big chain coffee franchises. At least from their sugary signature drinks. They can be loaded with sugar and carbs. Unnecessary calories.
Keep it simple. It takes some getting used to, but black coffee is the best.
Drinks on Occasion
Alcohol: We all like to indulge every once in a while. But a lot of times we over-indulge. Studies show that 1 or 2 drinks a day can reduce the risk of heart disease. But not just any drink.
Red wine seems to be the best.
Keep it to 1 or 2 drinks per day if you must drink. Alcohol is loaded with empty calories and carbs.
Diet Sodas: Sure diet sodas usually don’t contain many calories, 5 at most. But have you ever read the ingredient labels? What are all those chemicals you are ingesting into your body? If you don’t know the effects they can have on your body, don’t drink so much of it. If anything, drink 1 or 2 diet sodas per week.
Juice: I don’t mean natural fruit juice like fresh squeezed orange juice, I’m talking about most bottled juices. Many bottled or boxed juices have a ton of added sugar. That’s not good for the body. Do yourself a favor, get your juice freshly squeezed. Or just eat some fruit.
Bottled Teas: Most bottled teas are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. Stay away. If you have to drink bottled teas, stick to Arizona Zero Calorie Green Tea.
Sodas: Most sodas are high in sugar and high in calories.
Flavored coffees from coffee shops: These can have way more sugar than the average person needs in a day. That’s unwanted calories, unwanted carbs, unwanted sugars. This leads to fat. Make your own coffee.
Watch what you put in your body.
See you next time