Summertime means you’re reaching for something cold and refreshing more often to keep hydrated. Sometimes, that means grabbing a sports drink, soda or juice loaded with sugar—but that doesn’t have to be the case.
Sipping sugary drinks can lead to tooth decay, in addition to the other impacts to your health like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. They also aren’t good for staying hydrated in the summer heat.
Instead of relying on sugary beverages, try these delicious and hydrating sugar-free drinks this summer.
Something about cucumber and mint makes a pitcher of water feel extra posh. Cucumbers have impressive health benefits, such as promoting gut health and strengthening bones. The popular herb mint is known to have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, which can help fight bacteria in your mouth.
Strawberries are high in vitamin C and the perfect fat free snack on hot days. This sugar-free frozen strawberry lemonade recipe combines strawberries with monk fruit sweetener, which has no calories and the approval of the Food and Drug Administration as a safe sugar alternative.
*Updated August 2023