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Here's The Best Time Of Day To Drink That Sugary, Holiday-Themed Latte!

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Do you love the sugary, holiday-themed latte??? Well, they might not actually be that bad if you drink them at the right time...

Nutritionists explain how your body reacts to peppermint mochas and gingerbread lattes at different times of day!

So the next time you go to Starbucks or Dunkin or wherever to grab a holiday latte think about this.

  • The sugar crash that comes with these drinks isn’t exactly fun and we've all had it.
  • Stick to mornings, but eat breakfast first - they are best consumed with or just after a meal.
  • The protein and fiber consumed at that meal will help to slow digestion of the sugars in the beverage and therefore leave an individual with more stable blood sugar and energy levels.
  • Consider having your latte before or after exercising - It is best to have concentrated sugar sources, such as a holiday-themed latte, just before exercise, as glucose (sugar) is needed to fuel activities such as cardiovascular exercise or weightlifting! I've never even thought of that but it makes sense!
  • The holiday-themed latte can also be enjoyed post-workout, combined with a protein source, to help speed up the muscle recovery process.
  • The same is true of non-caffeinated drinks! Like hot chocolate because the sugar in hot chocolate can help fuel a hard workout and help you recover from it!

Now you don't have to feel that bad about having a sugary drink this holiday season! Just make sure to have it at the right time and make sure to eat food with it!

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