Healthy Eating: Healthier Beverage Options1

Linda Bobroff and Emily Minton 2

Use this chart to help replace beverages high in sugar, fat, or sodium with healthier alternatives.

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Tables

Table 1. 

Instead of...

Try...

Regular coffee with cream, whole or 2% milk, and sugar

Regular coffee with low-fat or fat-free milk and (one) artificial sweetener

Sweet tea

Unsweet tea. Add one artificial sweetener for a sweeter taste.

Regular soda

Diet soda or a glass of seltzer water with a splash of 100% fruit juice

Whole or 2% milk

1% low-fat or fat-free milk

Lemonade

Club soda with lemon or lime juice

Fruit punch or fruit-ade

100% fruit juice (small glass)

Vegetable juice

Low-sodium vegetable juice

Shake made with ice cream, fruit, and added sugar

Smoothie made with low-fat frozen yogurt and fruit

Footnotes

1. This document is FCS80011 (la versión en español de este documento es Alimentación saludable: Opciones de bebidas más saludales (FCS80011-Span)), one of a series of the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date March 2012. Revised May 2015. Reviewed September 2018. Visit the EDIS website at https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu for the currently supported version of this publication.
2. Linda Bobroff, PhD, RDN, professor; and Emily Minton, BS, former ENAFS program coordinator, Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences; UF/IFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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Date: 2018-10-14
Minton, Emily A

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