What you drink is also as important as what you eat, especially once you start ageing. A beverage is still the quickest way to warm up the chill and turn your mood around. But as you get older, there are some drinks that once you're over the age of 40, it's best to stay clear of. While a drink may be the fastest way to quench your thirst or relieve a chill, it's also the fastest way to heighten your risk of certain health conditions. That is why what goes into your body needs to be properly scrutinised as you age.
Consuming drinks that are high in calories must also be avoided as you age. You may not realize how many calories you're consuming through drinks, but that doesn't mean they aren't making an impact on your body weight. That is why checking the caloric contents of drinks you consume is very important.
1. Flavoured coconut water
Plain coconut water is healthy for the body but once companies throw in added sweeteners and tropical fruit-flavoured syrups (think pineapple coconut water), you often end up drinking more sugar than is in an actual coconut. That is why you must limit your intake of coconut water that is flavoured.
While lemon might be healthy for the body, the beverage itself is not, as it can be high in calories and sugar in just one cup. The only thing we like about this drink is its fairly benign list of ingredients. While water, sugar, and lemon juice won't make you sick, drinking it in abundance could bring on a metabolic condition that will. It is very important you also limit your intake of it.
3. Drinkable yoghurts
Dairy products are healthy for the body but those with high amounts of sugar can cause harm to the body. Probiotics are great for conserving good gut health, but not when they're tainted with loads of sugar. Also, try and limit your intake of it especially as you age.
4. Diet soda
Diet soda contains artificial colours and fat-causing fake sugars hence they are not healthy for you. Nearly all popular diet sodas contain aspartame, an artificial sweetener that was initially developed to aid weight loss but has been found to have the opposite effect. Don't consume this drink especially once you clock 40 years of age.
5. Fruit Juice
This point might not go down well with many people but that is the fact. Fruit juice is natural and overflowing with vitamin C but it's loaded with sugar and empty of any nutrients like fibre or protein to help slow the sugar spike. Fruit juice may be sweet but it is not healthy for you hence avoid it.
6. Canned energy drinks
Canned energy drinks may give you a rise in energy, but they are packed with harmful sweeteners and are even more corrosive to your teeth than regular soda. Reduce your intake of these foods especially as you age.
Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article.
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