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There are so many choices to choose from when selecting a hot beverage. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, flavored coffee drinks…

Then there are many more choices within those.  Black tea, green tea, flavored tea. Black coffee, flavored coffee, espresso, a holiday dessert drink – peppermint, pumpkin, or gingerbread flavored latte.

Still more choices, depending on your drink, caffeine or decaf, sweetener/sugar, milk/cream (regular, non-fat, low-fat or soy milk), flavored creamers.  And lastly, to top it off with marshmallows, whipped cream, caramel, or chocolate sauce or not.

While you may have your favorite hot beverage, be mindful of what you are drinking.  Obviously hot tea with lemon, even if sweetened with a bit of honey, would be a healthier choice than a dessert drink that is high in caffeine, sugar and fat.  It’s okay to splurge once in a while, but if you find yourself craving a sugary drink, it may be wise to switch to a water based beverage on a daily basis.

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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