Drinks you need to STOP drinking : When you are thinking about how to modify your diet in an attempt to lose weight or boost your overall health, it is easy to overlook the contribution that can be made by drinks. However, there are some drinks that are so shockingly bad for you that it is in your best interests to avoid them at all costs. More often than not, the problem is excessive amounts of added sugar that cause dangerous spikes in blood pressure and contribute to weight gain, but some drinks are also surprisingly fatty.
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Here are 7 drinks that you should never drink again.
#1 Iced tea
Iced tea is an extremely attractive option on a hot day, and it may look like a healthier alternative to sugary sodas. In addition, iced green teas are commonly selected by dieters who have heard that drinking green tea can aid weight loss.
However, the cons of drinking iced tea will dramatically outweigh the pros, so iced tea is not the smart choice that it may be appear to be.
The most popular brands of iced tea contain at least 250 calories per serving, and you will be disappointed to learn that many of them contain even more sugar than you would expect to find in most sodas.
Most iced teas will provide you with around 60g of sugar, so drinking just a few servings of iced tea each week can pose a serious obstacle to fitness and weight loss.
Instead of buying iced tea, try making your own. If you do add any sugar, make sure it is a small amount of unrefined (i.e. brown) sugar, and slowly reduce the amount until you are used to drinking it with no sugar at all. Alternatively, experiment with making water tastier and more refreshing by adding a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.