To be healthy, we must eat and drink healthy and in moderation. To do this, most of us need to cut back on the amount of sugar we consume.
The biggest single source of sugar in the American diet is sugary beverages and soda. A single large soda contains 22 packets of sugar and most of San Antonio drinks at least one soda every day. Drinking soda every day is not healthy. It is a big reason why our community is so overweight.
The “Loteria de Aguas” offers alternatives to soda that are healthy, tasty and much less expensive. We can make them at home from tap water with a few simple ingredients. Some need a bit of added sugar or honey. Some do not. All have an extra ingredient that commercial beverages sold at stores and restaurants do not have. The drinks of Lotería de Aguas, because they are made at home to share with family and friends, have the extra ingredient of love.
Purpose of Lotería de Aguas
- Educate the community on the importance of limiting sugar sweetened beverages.
- Introduce a variety of beverages consisting of water, fruits and vegetables.
- Provide recipes for these limited sugar drinks so that individuals can make better choices.