• Beverages Help You Manage Your Energy Balance
    When your body has an adequate supply of the nutrients it needs while you also manage your calorie intake, you are maintaining a healthy weight with your energy balance.
  • Think about not only foods, but beverages as being part of your energy balance.Beverages Supply Essential Nutrients
    This is not true of all beverages, of course. Avoid soda, sweetened teas and other soft drinks because they will not supply a good balance of nutrients for the calories you consume. Instead, consider the nutrients you supply to your body with milk, 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices and soy-based beverages.
  • These choices provide your body with important nutrients you need for good health. Fruit and vegetable juices that are 100 percent juice can fuel your body with vitamin C, folate and potassium.
  • Watch out for juice that does not say “100 percent juice” on the label. They are often loaded with sugar or artificial flavors meant to imitate real juice.Milk and soy-based beverages can be an important source of calcium and protein.
  • These nutrients strengthen bones and muscles and can help stave off hunger.Make Water Your Sidekick
    Whether going out or staying in, keep a tall glass of water nearby.
  • It can aid in digestion, keep you hydrated and keep your body humming. It can be easy to load up on calories with many beverages, even if you stick to healthy choices like juice or milk.
  • To keep calorie consumption in check, make juice and milk part of your daily choices, but make water the bulk of your beverage consumption. It will make you feel great.At Second Harvest Community Food Bank , we help individuals and families make the most of their resources with healthy beverage choices. Give us a call today to see how we can help your family access the resources you need to put nutritious choices on your table.
 

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