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7 Horrible Drinks You Think Are Healthy: You Might Want to Avoid Them From Now On

Updated on January 31, 2015

Somewhere in history:

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” - Thomas A Edison

(Source: Psychology Today)

“Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet, but one of the most vital.” - Julia Child

(Source: Stylecraze)

Impressive quotes!

To live a rewarding life, you need to eat and drink well. This is what is better than any medication out there; almost no drug lacks side effects.

I am neither a doctor nor a nutritionist, far from it. However, I love sharing stuff and having been looking for such nutritional advice, isn’t it time I share some of it?

Go through the list below and see where you may need to take action. If I missed something, feel free to contribute.

As a side note: The drinks are in no particular order -- Not from bad to worse or the other way around -- just in case you thought so.

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1. Coffee

Well, you are aware that coffee is linked to elimination of type-2 diabetes. No one doubts that. However, coffee has a very negative reputation in the health and nutrition sector.

Anything you can do? Take small amounts. Alternatively, go for green tea instead, since you still get the antioxidants you need, but cut on sugar to be safe.

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coke

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2. Soda

You may not be wrong about sodas being the bridge of every advert. What you are not being told is how little the chances are to get any nutrients.

Only plain water can get you well hydrated.

Alcohol is Bad For Your Health

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3. Alcoholic Drinks

This is no news but every nutritionist out there desires that you hear the word. Many at times, you may hear of an alcoholic beverage that is being advertised to give you energy. The other tale you will never hear in ads is of which type of calories can you exactly get from alcoholic drinks.

Be advised: alcohol can only be broken down into fatty acids, which accumulate in the liver. Alcohol also kills brain cells.

Whole Milk

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4. Whole Milk

In some parts of this world, people take milk and meat for survival and live a century. Then why is whole-milk bad news?

If you are reading this from your comfortable lounge in a villa, it means you are not hyperactive like those people and that means you would burn less calories you accumulate if you were to take whole milk.

Therefore, to be safe, only take lower-fat options that are available.

Light Yoghurt

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5. Some Yoghurts

Light yoghurt may contain added sweeteners. That explains why some of them are very tasty yet they are almost comparable to your fruit drinks. High Fructose Corn Syrup is the culprit sweetener here.

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6. Smoothies

In case you thought that all the protein shakes are great for your health, think again. This is the pure reason you should use none unless recommended by an expert nutritionist; by that, it does not mean the one in white apparel on an ad claiming to be Nutritionist Sam, Joe or Tom. Time to revisit an old cliché: Avoid protein shakes like plague unless recommended for you.

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7. Lemonade drinks

In case you are wondering, some of the commercially available lemonades contain over 300 calories just 300 ml. This results from the added sweeteners.

Summing Up

If that sounds like you should avoid all drinks, you read the list wrong. In particular, it is advisable to only use what does not scare your doctor when you go for regular check-ups. If you have to, limit the amounts or find alternatives.

In the next article, the healthy alternatives will be featured; you may want to check it out, so stick around!

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

La Rochefoucald

Source: Stylecraze

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