On a cold winter’s day, there’s nothing cozier than sipping on a piping hot drink. But many of the warm drinks we know and love are filled with sugar, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners. While rewarding yourself with these drinks every so often is okay, if you’re looking to maintain a healthier lifestyle, here are some tips for choosing warm drinks.
Peppermint mochas and espresso martinis are a winter staple, but do you know how much caffeine is in these drinks? Caffeine is stimulant and while it can give you a burst of energy, after you get the high from it, you can experience crashes. It’s important to be mindful of how much caffeine your body can take.
Added Sugar and Sweeteners
Many warm beverages are loaded with sugars and sweeteners. Be aware that these drinks have a lot of sugar and that artificial sweeteners aren’t much better than sugar.
When choosing a warm beverage, green tea is one of the best choices you can make because it’s packed with antioxidants and nutrients. Green tea can improve your mood, cognition, and make you feel more alert.
Give your beverage a health boost by adding turmeric, cinnamon, or collagen.