Each month we’ll highlight a nutritional tip to help you make better choices. Trying to change everything at once can be overwhelming, so try taking it one step at a time.
Once a day, swap soda for a zero calorie,
healthful beverage, like black tea.
Soda has no nutritional value, so there’s no reason to drink it. By eliminating just one 200 calorie soda per day, you save over 67,000 calories per year. That’s over 19 pounds in just one year!
|Health Benefits: freshly-brewed iced black tea||Heath Effects: soda|
|Promotes healthier immune system and can ward off infection||Linked to tooth decay (the phosphoric acid in soda causes tooth enamel erosion)|
|Promotes younger looking skin by destroying free radicals||Linked to obesity, especially in children|
|Good for heart health because it lowers blood pressure and cholesterol||Linked to weakened bones and osteoporosis|
|Shows evidence of preventing and destroying certain tumors and cancer cells||Can be addictive (could be the caffeine, artificial sweeteners and/or sodium)|
|Can help reduce the risk of bacteria-causing plaque and lead to better breath and brighter smile|
The dining halls offer freshly-brewed Fair Trade Organic black tea in China black and tropical pineapple at every meal. Give it a try!