holiday party

It’s that time of year again – December is filled with holiday parties, and sometimes, overindulgence. We are determined to enjoy ourselves this month, but want to feel balanced as well. Here are some useful tips to navigate the endless parties this season without giving up your cheer!

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sugar serving size

Most of us have a general understanding that “sugar is bad,” and that we shouldn’t consume too much of it. We know it’s bad for our teeth, we know it’s related to diabetes, and that it contributes to weight gain…

But are we really that careful about how much we consume? Even for the people who are acutely aware that they should be monitoring how much sugar they eat, they might be overlooking one critical step: serving size.

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coconut water

The clear liquid from inside young, green coconuts is known as “coconut water,” and makes for a wonderful, delicious, nutritious drink!

Coconut water is a fantastic source of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes (like potassium, magnesium, and sodium), and phytonutrients. These qualities make it an effective (and yummy) method for treating and preventing dehydration – especially for young athletes!

While coconut water is an excellent thirst quencher, there are definitely some things to consider before making it your everyday beverage of choice.

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