Small changes in beverages can add up to big calorie savings. These changes will reduce sugar and saturated fat which is good for your heart and good for your health.
You don’t have to give up your favorite mocha beverage, Just switch to skim milk and ask for half the syrup. This will save 9 grams of saturated fat (81 calories) in a 16 oz size. If you did this three times per week for a year you would save 1404 grams of saturated fat. (12,636 calories)
Switching from regular sugary cola to a sparkling water will save 53 grams of sugar for each 16 oz. If you did this once a day for a year you would save a whopping 19,345 grams of sugar (77,380 calories)
Happy healthy new year!!
Mary Sieruta, RD, MS, LDN, CDE
Mary Sieruta is a Certified Diabetes Educator and has been a Registered Dietitian with the Community Health Center for nine years.