Ah, Cinco de Mayo!
A time for colorful decorations, lively music, and delicious Mexican food and drinks. However, amidst all the celebration, there's often one thing that's overlooked; the amount of sugar in the drinks and desserts we consumer during this holiday.
From margaritas to piña coladas to sangrias, many popular Cinco de Mayo drinks are loaded with sugar. Did you know that a typical margarita can contain up to 30 grams of added sugar or more?! That's almost as much sugar as a can of soda! The sugar in margaritas comes from the mixers and syrups that are often used to make them, such as margarita mix.
But fear not! With a few simple tips, you can still enjoy your Cinco de Mayo with a healthier alternative.
Here are three tips to get you started:
1. Choose Healthier and Low-Sugar Drinks
One of the best ways to avoid sugar is to choose drinks that have zero added sugar, low in sugar or made with healthier sweeteners. For example, you can swap traditional margaritas for a SweetLeaf Margarita made with fresh lime juice, tequila, and SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Packets instead of a sugary margarita mix. You can also opt for a Low Sugar Mojito also made with SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Packets. By choosing low-sugar alternatives or making your own beverages, you can cut down on your sugar intake and still enjoy delicious and refreshing drinks.
For a non-alcoholic option, you can take try this Cinco de Mayo Mocktail Recipe or try unsweetened iced tea and add a splash of lime juice and a SweetLeaf Organic Stevia Packets for a refreshing and hydrating drink.
2. Stay Hydrated
Make sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your Cinco de Mayo celebration. A great way to stay hydrated is using SweetLeaf Water Drops because they contain no sugar, no calories and are all natural. Add a squeeze to your water bottle and sip on it throughout your festivities.
3. Try Making a Low Sugar Treat for Your Celebration
4. Pace Yourself and Enjoy the Moment
Last but not least, remember to pace yourself and enjoy the moment. Savor your drinks and food, take breaks, and enjoy the company of your loved ones. You can also dance, play games, or take a walk outside to burn off some calories or just relax.
In conclusion, Cinco de Mayo is a fun and vibrant holiday that can be enjoyed without the all the sugar. By choosing healthier drink options, staying hydrated, and pacing yourself, you can have a memorable and enjoyable celebration. Cheers to a happy and healthier Cinco de Mayo.
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