What you choose to drink can affect your weight and health. Calories from higher sugar drinks and alcohol add up quickly and don’t make you feel full. After having high-calorie drinks, most people don’t eat less at their next meal. Eating or drinking extra calories leads to weight gain and can increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
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100% fruit juice has vitamins and minerals but also has the same amount of sugar and calories as regular pop. 100% vegetable juice is lower in sugar and calories but may be higher in salt (sodium).
Water and low fat milk are the healthiest drinks. Water is a great way to satisfy your thirst and it doesn’t have any calories. Use these tips to help you choose water more often.
Low-fat milk (skim or 1%) not only has calcium and vitamin D for healthy bones, but has also been found to help with weight. Meeting your calcium needs by choosing milk products as part of your lower calorie diet may be linked with lower body weight.
Drinks with calories include pop, iced tea, fruit-flavoured drinks, slushes, alcohol, energy drinks, and coffee and tea drinks made with sugar, syrups, cream, and whitener.
Drink 9-12 cups (2.25 to 3L) of fluid each day.
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