The consumption of sugary beverages, such as soda is much too high in the USA. Approximately 63% of youth and 49% of adults drink sugar-sweetened beverages daily. During the summer, it’s so easy to reach for a cold soda, pop the top, and guzzle down the cool drink to quench our thirst.
BUT…does this quench our thirst? What exactly happens to us when we drink soda? This video is a good reminder for a soda addict, such as myself, just how horrible soda is for the body!
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While water should always be your go to drink, at all times of the year, but especially during the summer heat, we all need a refreshing treat now and then. I’ve gathered together 10 amazing summer drinks, that are healthier than regular soda. I tried to find the healthiest drinks possible, but, some do have fruit juice in them. Now, fruit juice is a bit better than soda, (but not much). Juice does a few remnants of nutrients, but it also has natural sugars. In some cases, juices may contain as much sugar as a soda. (SEE ABOVE). However, juice does not have the added caffeine, flavorings, colorings or phosphoric acid, which is contained in soda.
NOTE: I urge you to use fresh pressed juiced, as often as you can, if possible, as the vitamin and mineral content is MUCH, MUCH, MUCH higher than store bought juice. If you cannot press your own, try to buy organic brands. I also remind you these are for occasional treats, and not to replace your regular water intake. ENJOY!!!
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Welcome to Purple Almond Wellness!
I ’m Tamara Hoerner, MHNE, ROHP/RNCP, founder of Purple Almond Wellness. I am a nutrition consultant and wellness educator. I work with middle-age individuals to help support insomnia, brain health and develop whole body wellness, in order to improve the quality of their mid-life years. Heart and Alzheimer’s diseases run in my family and I struggle with insomnia and weight loss, so I strive to help others with similar conditions. Using only nutrition, I rid my body of seasonal allergies, Psoriatic Arthritis and migraines, as well as cured my insomnia. I know what it takes to use food and whole body wellness, especially in middle age. As a wellness educator and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Hawthorn University, I develop personalized nutrition plans and wellness education sessions, to help clients.
For me, health isn't just about food it's about living a positive, happy, healthy life..
Where food is concerned, I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body.
Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.