There is something about the cold weather and winter months that make scarves and Starbucks all that more inviting. As I am sitting here this afternoon writing, it's raining in LA. The sound of rain on the roof makes my toes cold and I have the urge to wash the coffee pot from this morning and make a fresh cup or two. I'm not tired and I don't need the caffeine, yet my hands are cold and would like to hold a warm mug. I resist the urge to grab the pot and instead turn to my cabinet for a healthier and much more nourishing alternative for my fit lifestyle.
Do you find yourself reaching for coffee more often throughout the day for comfort during the colder months? You're not alone. Yet, what if I told you that you could feel just as satisfied with one of these hot beverage alternatives. Beyond comfort, check out the other healthy benefits.
#1 BONE BROTH
As yummy as chicken soup and full of flavor, with only 50 calories per serving.
Fights the cold & flu
Reduces joint pain & inflammation
Supports hair growth & strong nails
Helps bone grow & repair
Good source of protein- 10 grams per serving
#2 LEMON & WATER
Simple as hot water and the juice of half a lemon. Soothing, hydrating and lemon food magic
Boosts the immune system
Fights hunger cravings
Releases toxins & aids in digestion
#3 TURMERIC TEA
According to research, turmeric has some 600 health benefits! Here are just a few:
Reduces symptoms of bloating & indigestion
Aids in fat metabolism
Skin & wound healing