Drink This Not That
by Gabi Anderson Courtney
Water - YES
And lots of it! Sparkling water, flat water, they both do amazing things for your body. Pop in a slice of lemon for some extra zing.
Coffee - IF YOU LIKE IT
But limit your intake for two cups a day. Best enjoyed with almond milk.
Green Tea - YES
Any other tea is fine, but again, limit your intake for two cups a day. On the other hand, drink as much green tea as you like. Best enjoyed with honey and a splash of lemon juice.
Milk - NO
Milk will do to you what it is designed to do for the calf; fatten you up. Dairy products produce mucus and there is nothing in milk that you can't get from another source. Substitute with almond milk.
Soft drinks - HELL NO
Nasty stuff packed with sugar (or even worse; aspartame), chemicals, artificial colours and flavours. Just say no.
Coconut Water - YES
I know, it tastes like water someone drank then regurgitated, but it is incredibly good for you.
Almond Milk - HELL YES
Best substitute for any milk, and it is actually good for you.
Fruit Juices - IT DEPENDS
If you prepare it yourself from fresh fruit, it's fine, but most shop-bought products contain sugar and other nasties.
Energy Drinks - NO
See Soft Drinks above.
Beer - NO
If your aim is to put on weight and ruin your skin, then go for it.
Wine - IN MODERATION
Go for a dry wine instead of a sweet one, chose organic and limit your intake.
Spirits - DEPENDING
Vodka with sparkling water, tequila, an occasional spirit of anything else, on the rocks - yes. Cocktails; occasionally acceptable if does not include any carbonated drinks. Give mixed drinks a miss (gin and tonic, whisky and coke, etc.)