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5 Top Beverages To Keep You Healthy This Season

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5. Black Coffee

As an avid coffee-lover, I have to include this one. Coffee has been labeled “heart healthy,” with good reason. Coffee is a great source of antioxidants because of its high caffeine content. It also promotes digestion, since it is a diuretic, and can improve athletic performance. Did you know that coffee has recently been labeled a “controlled” substance for athletes participating in the Olympic Games? Apparently large amounts of coffee provide unfair performance advantages.

A couple of points to note: most medical experts suggest two to three cups of coffee a day. Also, adding cream, sugar, or whole milk can turn your black coffee into a 500 calorie drink, which is no longer a healthy beverage.

So go ahead, enjoy the Thanksgiving treats, but don’t forget the healthy beverages.

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8:48AM PDT on Apr 24, 2013

Thank you for this interesting article.

11:56AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

water will NOT happen. Ick, nor will black coffee. But the rest? SURE

8:39PM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Great stuff..thanks..

6:36PM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Thanks!

11:56AM PST on Jan 1, 2013

Love all of them except milk. As a vegan I only drink almond, soy or rice milk.
Thanks!

5:43AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Thank you Judy, for Sharing this!

8:11AM PST on Nov 29, 2012

Love all of these (well, except for soy milk) - thanks!

11:46PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

Great, thanks for the info.

12:42PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

Thanks. Love water and green tea. Really tried to like soymilk but i don´t. Will try almond milk, sound delicious.

12:27PM PST on Nov 28, 2012

I'm surprised almond milk didn't make the list under the organic milk and soy milk category. Almond milk is actually very good for you if you are steering away from dairy/harmful casein in milk and if soy milk is not produced as USDA Organic or Non-GMO certified.

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