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9 Healthy Drinks to Keep You Warm This Fall

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9 Healthy Drinks to Keep You Warm This Fall

Although you may be longing for a pumpkin spice latte or possibly an Irish coffee every once in a while, you know you can’t drink them every day. We came up with a list of warm, healthy drinks you can get away with enjoying regularly instead.

Cinnamon

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Cinnamon

Whether you sprinkle cinnamon on your apples or on your oatmeal, you can reap all the benefits while enjoying the delicious taste. If the cold weather has got you feeling out of sorts, sip on some warm cinnamon tea. Research shows that cinnamon can help improve everything from diabetes to multiple sclerosis.

chamomile

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Chamomile Tea

This caffeine-free herbal tea is perfect for after dinner, when you need a little warmth before heading to bed. According to WebMD, chamomile tea has antioxidants that may help prevent complications from diabetes, which include loss of vision, nerve damage, and kidney damage, in addition to the growth of cancer cells.

Coffee

Coffee

Coffee gets a bad rap because drinking more than one cup a day has not traditionally been recommended – and most coffee drinkers drink a bit more than that. However, studies show that there are many health benefits of drinking black coffee. It can protect against diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and liver disease. If you are worried about the caffeine content, decaf coffee offers the same perks.

Healthy Hot Chocolate

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Healthy Hot Chocolate

If hot chocolate feels like a guilty pleasure, fear not. By using non-dairy milk, dark chocolate, and unsweetened cocoa powder, you can create your own healthy hot chocolate. Dark chocolate is bursting with antioxidants, so that one cup of hot cocoa will save you from your cravings and help your body along the way.

Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea

This spicy tea promotes good digestion and can help with any discomfort that results from osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia, which tend to flare up when it gets cold outside. You can sweeten ginger tea with a dollop of honey, which will soothe your throat and keep you feeling warm and cozy.

Green Tea

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Green Tea

Green tea not only has a low caffeine content, but it also is filled with catechins, which are antioxidants that may prevent cell damage. Research shows that green tea can improve blood flow and even lower cholesterol.

Hot Water with Lemon

Hot Water with Lemon

For many nutritionists, such as Keri Glassman, sipping a cup of water with lemon is a morning ritual. Water with lemon aids in digestion and can flush the liver and kidneys of harmful toxins. The hot water stimulates the gastrointestinal tract to get things moving. If you are feeling adventurous, add a sprinkle of turmeric, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Skinny Chai Tea Latte

Skinny Chai Tea Latte

Try a healthier take on your typical latte by using spicy chai tea and steamed almond milk. You will save yourself calories and fat, while loading your body with extra calcium from the almond milk.

Warm Apple Cider with Cinnamon

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Warm Apple Cider with Cinnamon

Apples are thriving in the fall and there is nothing like a sweet, warm apple cider to quench your thirst and help with your sweet tooth. Apple cider happens to be a great source of vitamin C and iron, which both help with tissue repair and regeneration and in boosting your immune system.

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9 Healthy Drinks to Keep You Warm This Fall