Is it time to rethink your drink?

Published 3 August, 2023

Not all drinks are created equal! Check out these tips for staying on track.

There’s nothing quite like catching up with friends over a coffee or a glass of wine – it’s a brilliant mood boost and a little treat, too. But if you want to lower your sugar intake, you might need to have a think about your drinks.

A US study found that sugar-sweetened beverages on average accounted for about 200 calories of adult’s daily energy intake. Cutting back could support your weight loss, but it will also make a big impact on your health. And while plain water still rules as a replacement, it’s not your only choice. Here are some of the options your body will thank you for… 

It’s not just a ‘zero hero’ – water also plays a big part in keeping you healthy by helping you stay hydrated. Avoid flavoured waters, which often have added sugars, and stick to slices of fresh lemon or lime instead. Keep a bottle on hand any time you need a refresh. 

Green and black teas are packed with catechins, which are antioxidants that can help prevent cell damage. Unsweetened black tea won’t set you back any Points® , and counts towards your daily fluid intake.

Vegetable juice
Need an easy way to get your 5-a-day? Vegetable juices are full of nutrients and low in calories. Make your own or find a favourite at a juice bar – just make sure it doesn’t have added sugars or salts.