Not many people realize that on average, you will consume 400 calories in beverages per day. With sugary sodas, energy drinks and sports drinks available literally everywhere, it can be difficult to fight the urge to consume them. What’s excellent though is that organic and healthy drinks are becoming more commonplace and easy to access as people become more health conscious.
What are Some Options for Healthy Drinks
Water is by far the healthiest drink you can put in your body. The problem with water though as everybody knows is that it gets old rather quickly and you’re left craving something different. Here are some ideas for healthy drinks that are great alternatives to just plain water.
Whether you drink it hot or cold, unsweetened tea is an excellent choice to quench your thirst. It is naturally low on calories at 2 calories per cup and will help to curb your sugar intake. Tea is also loaded with essential antioxidants and helps you to lose weight. Look out for Pure Leaf unsweetened teas in stores and in healthy vending machines.
Your coffee drinking habits might not be a bad thing after all. Coffee is actually one of the best healthy drinks you can have. It’s a great alternative to energy drinks that are loaded with sugars. Coffee is also one of the best sources of antioxidants other than tea. Studies have shown that your daily cups of coffee can prevent cancer, type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and helps fight depression.
Kombucha is one of the most recent trends in healthy drinks. It’s been brewed for centuries in Asian cultures and within the past few decades, has take the west by storm. For those of you unfamiliar with what kombucha is, it’s a fermented tea full of probiotics to help aid digestion, weight loss, and detoxing. You can find Kombucha anywhere from places like Whole Foods, juice bars, quick marts and even vending machines!
Organic Fresh Squeezed Juices
Fresh juices made from organic fruits and veggies are an awesome way to hydrate your body. They provide the body with both ample fluids and easily absorbable nutrients like vitamins and minerals. We highly recommend Naked Cold-Pressed Juices when you’re out and about in need of a quick, healthy drink.
Smoothies made from organic ingredients are a fantastic way to fulfill your sweet tooth while providing your body with invigorating vitamins and minerals. Just pick your base of water or organic fruit juice, add in your desired fruits and veggies, and put them in the blender with ice for a wonderful, refreshing and healthy smoothie.
Antioxidant Enriched Infusions
Organic infused drinks such as beverages from Bai are incredible alternatives to drinks like sugar filled Vitamin Water. Not only do they contain loads of antioxidants, but they are also low on calories and lightly sweetened by natural stevia leaf. Look out for Bai beverages in Instahealthy vending locations.
Where to Buy Healthy Drinks
The increasing availability of healthy drink options makes locating where to get them much easier than in the past.
Organic Coffee Shops
You can’t go wrong going to an organic coffee shop. They might be a little bit pricey but if you can afford it, go for it. You’ll even find other healthy drinks there such as teas, smoothies, and fresh squeezed juices! Just remember to stay away from the sweeteners, unless of course you use honey.
These are perfect places to go to when you’re in need to quench your thirst. Most juice bars are completely organic and vegan and offer healthy juice blends that will help you get you through your busy day.
If you can’t find your way to a coffee shop or juice bar, then odds are your local supermarket has both inside it’s doors. You’ll find a wide variety of healthy drink options inside such as kombuchas, fresh squeezed juices, and all organic coffees and teas waiting inside.
Healthy Vending Machines
Healthy drinks in vending machines you ask? Why yes they do exist and if you happen to have one in your community, you’ll know that having a healthy vending machine available is the best. Not only do they carry healthy and organic snacks, but they also carry a wide variety of healthy beverage options such as various kombuchas, Mamma Chia, Core Organic, and Izze to name a few.
Healthy drink options are evolving everyday and InstaHealthy vending machines and micro markets are proud to offer high quality, nutritious, all natural, organic, free of HFCS, gluten free, kosher and so many other healthy options. Please check out our next blog post, Where to buy Healthy Snacks, for an overall guide on the pros & cons on healthy food shopping.
The best way to help your local community in becoming more health conscious is to become a partner of Instahealthy and bring to them the joys of healthy vending. Giving your community these healthy and organic options in areas like schools, community centers, and workplaces will make a major impact in the ever increasing rise in obesity. It all starts with you.