Health is wealth.
This saying has been around for many years but never has it been taken so seriously than in this age.
With spas,gyms popping up on every corner, fitness apps being developed, flooding our media feed with fitfam hashtags and body goals, we’re constantly persuaded to be and remain in top form.
One obstacle on the journey to greatness is what we eat because we are what we eat.
There are so many angles on how the food we eat and how it affects our general well being but let’s take a look at soft drinks.
I won’t be mentioning names but we know our favourite brands, it’s our first thought when we need a hit of sugar to get through the day but have we taken a look at the ingredients on the label?.
No?, I did and I’m still thinking about it.
Little amounts of those ingredients can be ingested and cause little or no damage to our body system but have you been able to stop at one bottle of soda?.
So here are 4 healthy substitute to soft drinks that can help you on your journey to clean and healthy living.
You can take several glasses of this God given resource and not feel an ounce of guilt.
With practically zero calories. Water aids digestion, stabilizes your pH levels , leaves your skin glowing and according to some experts, aids in weight loss.
Basically water is a back to back hit. It seems like an obvious choice but I know people who can go half the day without water.
Made from Hibiscus Sabdariffa, this drink can be enjoyed hot or cold and is very easy to make.
This delicious drink has been a tested and trusted cure for simple ailments like cough,upset stomach and poor appetite.
Internationally,some studies have discovered that regular intake of this drink can reduce blood pressure and lower cholesterol.
One thing to watch with this drink is how much sweetener you add.
Or Kunu zaki, a non alcoholic drinks made with millet as it’s key ingredients is enjoyed by all.
I love it for it’s spicy taste (ginger can be added) and it’s consistency.
Relatively easy to make and loaded with several benefit, this is a good substitute for soft drinks.
Among the benefits are:
- Helps to lower cholesterol
- Helps nursing mothers with milk
- Helps in the fight against heart conditions and inflammatory diseases.
Also known as kunu Zaki and zobo this drink still slaps, indigenous to the northern part of Nigeria, west Africa.
Kunu drink, well not liquid and not solid either- still slaps, hard.
The first time I tasted it, my tastes buds came alive and I’ve been drawn ever since.
FURA DA NONO
Its name fura da nono means “millet and milk gruel”.
Nono is a yoghurt made locally from cow milk while the fura is made from millet.
Regular consumption of fura da nono helps to:
- repair body tissue
- reduces heart attacks
- aids in bone building
- helps fight against harmful intestinal infections.
One thing to note when purchasing this drink is the hygienic conditions of it’s preparation.
I hope I’ve been able to win you over to the healthy side.
Peace and love.