The World Health Organization recommends limiting sugar to 12 teaspoons a day, but Canadian consumption comes in at about 20, with the bulk of that in the form of fluids. Try these simple drink updates that cut down on the sweet stuff without affecting your enjoyment levels. After all, there are so many reasons why a cut back on sugar is good for your health, but summer’s far too short to eliminate sweet sips completely. (Find out if you’re eating too much sugar.)2 / 5 Photo Credit: Geoffrey Ross
The Swap: Watermelon Slush (355 ml)
How: Combine 1 cup seedless watermelon, 2 or 3 ice cubes, 3 mint sprigs and a splash of lime juice and blend until smooth.
The Save: 114 cal + 32 grams sugar3 / 5 Photo Credit: Geoffrey Ross
The Swap: Grapefruit Fresca(448 ml)
How: Combine 1 cup soda water with ½ cup freshly squeezed grapefruit juice and a handful of ice and add stevia for extra sweetness.
The Save: 114 cal + 32 grams sugar4 / 5 Photo Credit: Geoffrey Ross
The Swap: DavidsTea Organic La La Lemon on ice (500 ml)
How: Add 1 to 2 tbsp tea leaves to 295 mL hot water, steep for five minutes and top with ice.
The Save: 160 cal + 43 grams sugar5 / 5 Photo Credit: Geoffrey Ross
The Swap: Truly Spiked & Sparkling Rosé (355 ml)
How: Couldn’t be simpler. Just chill and enjoy.
The Save: 72 cal + 4 grams sugar
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