Being a healthy soda brand, we love being able to bring you the latest and greatest when it comes to health and wellness tips.
Today's blog will open your eyes to some things you are currently consuming that may not actually be good for you.
Scroll down to learn 5 diet changes to increase your overall health.
5 Today, Gone Tomorrow
According to Kaneile Thomas, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, there are 5 main things that you should limit and avoid because they wreak havoc on your body in a number of ways.
Thomas's business, Sage Health Resolutions, offers people a chance to learn and educate themselves on diet, exercise and holistic health and wellness.
In the following section I will go over the 5 things to avoid and reasons as to why they are necessary diet changes.
Yes I said dairy! This may not be news to some of you, but humans cannot
digest dairy properly.
We do not have the correct enzymes needed to process dairy in the right way.
Furthermore, there are a lot of unsafe hormones in cow's milk which can increase your risk of cancer.
Alternatives: Almond milk, cashew milk, coconut milk, banana milk, oat milk, rice milk
The buzz about gluten is not new, but many of us heard that rumor that if you aren't actually allergic to gluten then it didn't matter. Wrong!
Studies have linked gluten to the initiation and progression of autoimmune diseases, and found that avoiding it may benefit other conditions such as, IBS or IBD.
Alternatives: Thankfully, there are so many gluten free options that exist today so finding gluten free options is a lot simpler than maybe it was 10 years ago
Bonus! Wave Soda is 100% gluten free, how about them apples!
Oh yes, the dreaded sugar!
We all knew this was coming.
Here at Wave Soda we have written multiple blogs on the negative aspects of sugar.
Sugar can cause weight gain, increase risk of heart disease, increase risk of type-2 diabetes, increase risk of cancer, increase risk of depression, the list goes on and on.
Basically, no added sugar people.
Alternatives: Munkfruit sweetener, honey
Bonus! Our sparkling fruit soda has zero added sugar, making it a healthy alternative to other soft drinks.
Soy is often used as a substitute for a lot of foods or drinks, but it turns out soy isn't as great for you as we thought.
Research has uncovered that soy has adverse effects on the body and increase the risk of the following:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Thyroid issues
- Digestive problems
- Reduction of nutrient absorption in the body
Alternatives: If you are drinking soy milk instead of dairy milk, the bullet point above on dairy offered a handful of other non-soy options. Otherwise, try and limit consumption of tofu, edamame, soy sauce, tempeh, or soy flour.
I just need to quick circle back and say, you don't have to quit these five things altogether.
After a long stressful day you may just need a drink to relax, and that's okay!
The best way to improve your diet is to avoid these five things when you can and limit your overall consumption.
It's not a secret that alcohol isn't good for you, so drink in moderation and if you need a mixer, choose a healthier option like Wave Soda.
Give these diet changes a whirl and enjoy the notion that you are doing good things for your body!