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Danger Drinks and Healthy Alternatives

Healthy Eating Goes Beyond the Food You Eat

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  • Nicely written article Kelly - more articles from you please! - 11/10/2010 5:12:51 AM
  • ... juices contain little more than artificial flavorings, corn syrup and water (aka empty calories). ...and the winner every time: water!
    This sounds practically contradictory. Water is listed with syrup to make fruit drinks sound unhealthy, but then water is called the beverage of choice. - 9/7/2010 3:30:20 PM
  • ...whole milk is creamy and delicious, you can get the same health benefits with far fewer calories. ...BUT it's NOT "creamy"!! How do you repair beverage TEXTURE???? - 9/7/2010 3:27:44 PM
  • Dang that McDonalds coming out with Sweet Tea! I never use to drink it - got it once by mistake and after the initial "aaaccckkkk" I was like oh this is good. Just recently learned it's an additional 220 or 230 calories or something like that. Am working at eliminating it on a daily basis. - 9/3/2010 2:25:54 PM
  • Well, as with most foods, read the label. If something is touted as juice, it must be juice. If it contains corn syrup and sweeteners, it is called a fruit drink. - 9/3/2010 1:20:05 PM
  • WooHoo! I was glad to see that with each drink I was doing the right thing already! As it happens...my favorite drink IS water! - 6/10/2010 11:57:09 PM
  • DAISY2203
    I stopped drinking most sodas of all kinds back a few years ago and then 100% stopped the past year. As far as coffees, as a treat one of those fancy smancy ones are fine as long as it is not a super jumbo grande and maybe just once in a blue moon... I still enjoy tasting the actual coffee without covering it up with other flavors. The 2 best things I even bought years ago, an espresso maker and a Senseo coffee pod machine. With both I add a dash of almond milk and a drizzle of honey and that is it.
    Also, I have a love affair with unsweet iced tea.... I only drink my teas unsweet be it hot or cold and living in the south, I get funny looks because they love their tea down here with a pound of sugar in it...yuck! - 5/14/2010 6:39:31 PM
  • As with everything, each individual has to figure out what works best for him/her. I'm not a soda drinker, I prepare my own flavored coffee, I always use artificial sweetener if I drink tea, I've rarely had whole milk in my nearly 45 years, I have almost always chosen 100% real juice over the others, and I keep water with me almost all the time. The hardest lesson I have ever had to learn about beverages though is that a serving of juice is only about 4 ounces, not 8. I have days when it seems like I just can't get enough orange juice - it can be REALLY tasty. - 5/5/2010 8:42:41 AM
  • While I did not frequent Starbucks as a rule, I would put half n half in my coffee with 2 tsp sugar. When I stopped adding the sugar, and switched to lower fat milks, I lost weight immediately just by making the change. - 5/4/2010 4:56:28 PM
  • WOW the part of the ALC drinks is very "sobering" i figured out that i am exerciseing and losing weight to drink it back on during the weekend. ouch!!!! from now on this is a drink free house!! - 2/23/2010 9:37:14 AM
  • SIXELACHASE
    I used to drink 3-4 diet sodas a day, so I was not looking forward to giving it up, but surprisingly, it was very easy for me. I started paying attention to how my body felt when I had diet soda. I felt SO bloated and uncomfortable, that I just didn't want it anymore. Now, I still have one every once in awhile, but I always regret it afterward :) If I really want something more than water, I reach for Crystal Light. - 1/8/2010 12:18:44 PM
  • I stopped drinking pop and switched to water. I do have 2 cups of coffee every morning. But, I much prefer drinking my water. I have about 1-2 pops per year. But, water has really been my choice for awhile. I love it!!! - 10/27/2009 11:06:48 AM
  • Trying so hard to get rid of the diet cola, but it is the one indulgence I still allow myself on occaision....my husband drinks two a day and I can't get him to even cut back.... - 10/2/2009 5:12:19 AM
  • BAMAJAM
    Indeed, it was hard for me to give up diet colas. I especially like the Coke Zero. More than other diet sodas, I have read that this kind is very unhealthy. In fact, in one Spanish speaking country, I read a report that it is "banned" . . .
    Is it true that ALL sodas, diet or not, are bad for the bones? - 9/30/2009 1:44:21 PM
  • BETWEENUS
    Under Danger Drink #1 Soda it states: "Even diet sodas can adversely affect weight loss; the artificial sweeteners can leave you craving more sweets, which may sabotage your efforts to eat healthier. "

    The same logic would then apply to those "On The Go" drink packets that are made to put into water bottles. And I just stocked up on them as a way to help me drink my eight. - 9/2/2009 10:24:37 PM

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