Beverage Basics and Health 2
Although you might be jumping on the bandwagon and drinking trendy teas, there’s a down side too. Most commercial teas are sweetened. Even if they are sweetened with organic cane juice, it’s loaded with sugar all the same. That’s also true of agave syrup, which raises your blood sugar as much as sugar does. And, when blood sugar is elevated, that’s when weight gain occurs. Many people drink these beverages between meals, when there’s no fat or protein from a meal to attenuate the sugar rush. Then, they wonder why they are hungry a couple hours later when the sugar crash leaves them in a lurch. So ditch the trend and go for unsweetened teas. You’ll get the subtle stimulation of the caffeine, and the anti-aging powers of the antioxidants without the weight gain associated with the sugar.