I didn’t want to sound like the voice of doom and gloom about all your favorite drinks in my last post- so below are a few choices I like. J
By the way- notice many of these drinks have a purpose, like proving tranquility and headache relief. Kombucha has B vitamins and probiotics. Coconut water is full of potassium and electrolytes and great for hydration. The fizzy spritzers don’t really have a purpose per se- but they are fun to drink when you want something that tastes bubbly and to replace all those nasty colas you might have been drinking for years. J Let us say goodbye to the poison!
We also have to keep working on shifting our perspective that anything we put in our body should be nourishing and helpful. Many of us have drink habits because we are used to drinking certain things for taste. Remember bad habits can and should be broken!
Here are beverages I approve of:
High Country Kombucha
* It is best to get the simple, non-fruity flavors like Trilogy (my fav), Gingerade, Original and Green. Trilogy, at 2 grams of sugar for 2 servings in a bottle has only 4 grams of sugar. Some of the flavors like Strawberry Serenity (whatever the cutesy name is) or Citrus have 16-18 grams of sugar a bottle! That is a big difference!
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drink (even though it sounds gross! :-) )
Vita Coco coconut water
ONE coconut water
R.W. Knudsen Spritzers
Knudsen’s concentrated cranberry juice (to mix with water. This is the only pasteurized juice I occasionally recommend).
Seltzers and carbonated waters with lemon or lime flavors (the label should say ONLY carbonated water with natural lemon/lime flavor)
* Buy wine that has no added sulfites. It will process cleaner through your body. My favorite wine shop in NYC is Le Du’s wines (www.leduwines.com), which ships nationwide. They now have green and blue labels to signify their organic and biodynamic wines!
Here are a few that I still have a thing or two I would change, but they are not as horrific, shall we say, as some other beverages out there. They have served as good transition drinks for some of my clients:
Teas’ Tea (white tea flavor)
Tazo (iced teas- this is a good one for weaning clients off coffee)
Itoen Sencha shot (however it does come in an aluminum can)
Guayaki Yerba Mate (please note yerba mate does contain caffeine)