What do you prefer to drink on a hot summer day?Specialists of the International Diabetes Federation made "liquid rating" on the usefulness, in which counted 6 levels.Now make up your diet, many with an eye to the principles of a healthy diet, count calories.But drink it rarely taken into account as a source of unnecessary calories.And for good reason.The Americans, for example, up to 20% of energy is obtained from the favorite sodas - but not least, is the cause of the obesity epidemic that has swept the United States.So, what is the most useful thing to drink in the heat?
1. Water.She is actively involved in metabolism, fills the body with calcium, magnesium, iron and other minerals.And it contains no calories altogether.In hot weather, you can drink up to 2.5 liters of water a day, if there are no medical contraindications.
2. Tea and coffee without sugar.Black, green and red (oolong) teas are rich in flavonoids, antioxidants and micronutrients.They protect the body against cancer and heart disease
3. skim milk or low-fat.The main source of vitamin D, calcium and protein, especially for children.
4. Dietary and light-drinks.It contains no calories because they have sugar.But there is a sweetener that induce thirst, and flavorings that may cause some allergies.
5. Natural juices, fruit and vegetable.Source micro- and macronutrients and vitamins.However, the added sugar in the fruit, they have a lot of calories and less useful components, especially fiber and pectin than in fruits.It is better to have natural fruit.Milk is a natural fat.Rich in calcium, but contains a lot of calories and animal fats are harmful to blood vessels.Dry wines, especially red - high in antioxidants that protect against cancer and atherosclerosis.But you can use them no more than a glass a day.
6. Soda and drinks on the basis of natural juice.Typically, this water with sugar syrups, flavors, colorants, preservatives, etc. One can of cola contains 7 teaspoons of sugar -. 35 In 4 kilocalories per gram in 1 liter of cola 105 g sugar, 420 kcal or - about 1/ 5 calorie daily diet male citizen of average height and weight.But many drinks and more liters of sugary sodas a day.Excess sugar - it caries, obesity, diabetes risk ...
The rating says nothing about kvass - analyzed drinks, popular all over the world.But we-we know that natural kvass perfectly quenches thirst, especially if he does not pereslaschen.Not in the list and beer - it and its calorie and alcohol content can not qualify for a drink to quench your thirst.