The temperature is dropping and everyone needs a little warm up. It’s the season for delicious hot beverages. Although many coffeehouse options are delicious, many tend to be packed full of calories and sugars, which can lead to energy crashes and excess weight gain over time. But not all hot beverages are bad. Here are a few delicious and nutritious beverage options to warm you up on a cold winter day!
- Coffee. Many people will agree that coffee makes them feel better. It’s a common comfort beverage early in the morning to jumpstart the brain and get the day going. But could it actually be healthy for you? Although there are virtually no substantial vitamins or nutrients, an eight-ounce serving of black coffee only has one calorie! There have been numerous studies over the years, and many suggest that coffee in moderation can help boost mood and may lower your risk of depression. It’s important to note, however, that adding syrup, cream, or sugar to your coffee can quickly stack up the calories and turn your morning cup of joe into an unhealthy treat.
- Tea. Whether you are feeling under the weather or are winding down after a long day, a hot cup of tea is fantastic. With an array of flavors and brands on the market, you can find the perfect cup of tea for your mood. Try a blend with chamomile to gently soothe you to sleep.
- Hot Water With Lemon. Don’t have any tea at your disposal? A cup of hot water with lemon can do the trick! With virtually zero calories, hot water with lemon can help suppress your appetite and hydrate your body without adding any calories into your diet.
- Apple Cider With Cinnamon. In the cold winter months, there are few beverages as delicious as hot apple cider. Apple cider provides vitamin C, which may help promote a healthy immune system while also pleasing your sweet tooth. Add a dash of cinnamon for some extra flavor and valuable antioxidants. However, be careful not to overdo it on the cider. Consuming more than a single serving of apple cider can stack up on calories.
These are just a few hot beverage options to keep your taste buds happy and your body warm without derailing your fitness plan. We also recommend Meratrim® if you are trying to lose or manage your weight. Learn about Meratrim on our website or by calling 1-800-783-4636.