Say No to Sugary Drinks with These Infused Water Recipes

fruit-waterIt’s hot outside and cold drinks are in. But instead of sweet iced tea, iced lattes and sugary lemonade, quench your thirst with homemade flavored water.

Sugar consumption is a real problem in the U.S. The  World Health Organization recommends no more than 5% of your daily caloric intake come from added sugar. For the average adult with a normal body mass index (BMI), 5% amounts to 25 g, or approximately 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Apparently, sugar must be too easy to swallow, because Americans on average consume 10 times that amount per day – and the biggest culprit is beverages. Not only does consuming this much sugar lead to weight gain, but it is also associated with an increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and gout, and it has even been linked to cancer.

Your best bet to beat the heat and stay hydrated is good old water. Continue reading “Say No to Sugary Drinks with These Infused Water Recipes”

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