Monday, May 27

10 Common Beverages You Should Avoid

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…How many beverages do you consume in a day?

From sugary smoothies that are considered to be “better for you”, and sports drinks that are meant to replenish the electrolytes lost during a workout, to energy drinks that are labeled as organic and sugar-free, the beverages aisle from the grocery store definitely gets bigger each year.

Even though you might be tempted to grab one of those drinks when you are in a rush and water doesn’t sound appealing, the truth is that these “healthy” beverages are actually not that healthy.

That is because they contain a lot of artificial sweeteners meant to replace the original white sugar that gives the flavor. Several studies have discovered that sugar-sweetened beverages are actually the number one source of added sugars in the American diet and lifestyle.

Consumed in moderation, these beverages won’t hurt you, but if you drink them constantly, your health system is going to suffer. We’ve talked to a few nutritionists and health experts about this topic, so we came up with 10 common beverages you should avoid as much as possible.

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3 thoughts on “10 Common Beverages You Should Avoid”

  1. You missed it when you did not point out that 99.999% of sports drinks are loaded with sugar, which make them the first thing one should avoid. Next time don’t be afraid to offend the sports drink industry

  2. Organic Treo. That has been the best drink for me. Tried others for many, many, years. Strawberry flavor. Also, take a nitric oxide pill before a long workout and run. And of course water. For breakfast I eat a banana and peanut butter with a little bit of jelly(apricot or peach) with water. Been doing the peanut butter and banana for over twenty five years. Also drink a few sips of a Carnation Instant Beakfast mixed with non fat milk.

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