Created by: Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun (@ayovanelmer)
Modified by: Nanya Konwea
We love the freedom of grabbing whatever tickles our taste buds and downing it, hence having to always watch what you eat or drink sucks. Well, so does aging prematurely, battling weight gain and dealing with long term health issues; these suck even worse. Whether you are on a diet or not, feeding your body with chemicals posing as food is not the way to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun, a certified nutritionist helps us understand food labels and how to pick the right kind of drink to help your diet plans. Most of these products boasts being a good source of vitamins such as vitamins A,B, C, and E as well as minerals like potassium or magnesium, such as ‘Vitamin water’ by Coca-Cola, but we know better.
A good portion of these decoratively packaged drinks aren’t good for your health, they are empty calories and full of sugar, colouring agents and sweeteners are chemicals that your body cannot digest avoid them until you have mastered the art of leaving them out completely.
Choosing the right kinds of drinks when thirsty, and developing a lasting mental positive attitude towards water, teas and natural fruits / flavours is essential on your healthy lifestyle journey.
Making the right choices when it comes to your drinks, is an achievable habit that could easily turn into a healthy lifestyle. So lose the sugar and make your own vitamin water!