When you go out to eat it may be difficult to order within the lines of ‘Healthy Eating’ especially when you are health conscious/weight conscious. For those on a no sugar diet, ordering a drink may become a hefty task rather than a mere decision. However, this all depends on what the menu offers at the particular restaurant you are eating at. No matter what the choices or options, we will help make this decision easier for you.
Here we will tell you what is healthy and unhealthy when it comes to your beverage and how you can tell apart an unhealthy drink from a healthy one!
Not all restaurants offer fresh coconut water, however if you so happen to be at a restaurant that does then don’t think twice before ordering coconut water! This may be a rare chance for you to enjoy this natural, refreshing drink! Not only is coconut water extremely refreshing but it is also a heavily health packed beverage! Coconut water has showed to help decrease Blood Pressure in Hypertension patients, it has showed to help reduce Stress and is amazing for your skin! The benefits are endless!
Iced tea can also be a very healthy choice and is also a beverage that is commonly available at restaurants! Iced tea is basically sweetened tea with lemon. Tea being an excellent source of EGCG which is a strong antioxidant that offers countless health benefits such as eradicating harmful Free Radicals which then helps combat Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease! The other key element in iced tea is lemon; lemon itself is an extremely healthy citrus fruit that helps in countless of things! However, when made in restaurants, iced tea may contain high levels of High Fructose Corn Syrup, therefore when ordering, ask them to bring the sugar or syrup separate!
Flavored water can be enjoyed in any restaurant, whether it is offer or not! This is not a soft drink, nor is it the store bought flavored water! We’re talking about mineral water with an added lemon, lime, slice of orange or even cucumber! No calories, no sugar no artificial flavoring! Pure and natural! Why not even try some sparkling water? This will help you get over the boredom of constantly being on an all water diet!
Some smoothies are an excellent choice of beverage to have as they can prove to be quite healthy – provided non fat ingredients and little or no sugar is used. When eating out, don’t be embarrassed to ask your waiter the ingredients of the smoothie and whether it is possible to make slight alternations to make your beverage healthy. Opt for any seasonal fruit smooth, be it; berries, mango’s, peaches or of even healthy veggies like spinach!