The 15 Worst Drinks for Your Body

Don't fall victim to clever marketing


Water – even hot water – is indisputably the best drink for the body and mind. The problem is that it’s not particularly tasty. This is the difficult part with consuming everything deemed healthy.

The drive for more satisfying beverages to quench thirst has led to the creation of coffee, soda, vitamin water, lattes – all of them which are slowly destroying you in ways you may start to feel years after continuous intake.[slideshow:90403]

A lot of people fall victims to clever marketing campaigns putting huge “100% natural” labels on a product, leaving the damaging information, such as how many grams of sugar and saturated fat, on the back in much smaller print. How many of you really look beyond the calorie content on the ingredients label?

Almost half of Americans get a substantial amount of their daily calories from sweetened drinks, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The highest consumers are teens and young adults.

Many drinks are secret sources of too many calories consumed in a very short period of time. Suddenly, a diet of three meals a day and a couple of snacks is not a true representation what your body has to convert into energy. One milkshake alone can easily be counted as a fourth meal.

The same can be said for smoothies that are made of fruits only. “You feel like you’re doing something good by going to Jamba Juice, but what you’re really getting as much sugar as in a pint ice cream, Carly Pollack, certified clinical nutritionist, says.

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