Monday, June 30, 2008

Everybody's Drink...

I am beginning to watch what I eat and drink because let's face it, I not getting younger. LOL! I don't want to take medicines at an early age that will lower this and that and to avoid eating or taking this and that. Aside from playing outdoor sports (yes, I started to play again one of my favorite sports), I also need to watch what I eat and drink. I am becoming a water drinker too or what they call water therapy. I make it a point that I drink at least 1 to 2 liters of water a day. All of this I don't do at all previously but I am beginning to feel signs of aging. Here is some that I have found out about Drinks with High Calories, Fat, Sugar Content.

Your favorite beverage may be just as diet-wrecking as fatty fast food, adding calories, sugar and fat and offering little or no nutritional value. Watch out for these drink shockers that will tip you closer to the F.D.A. and U.S.D.A. recommended daily limits for calories (2,000), fat (65 grams) and added sugar (40 grams) a day. Added sugars means any sugar not found naturally within the food, so look out for ingredients like sugar, maple syrup, honey, corn syrup and molasses, says Bonnie Taub-Dix, MA, RD, CDN, and national spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

Size: 20 oz bottle Calories: 125 Fat: 0 g Sugars: 35 g
Sure, the bottle says it has 50 calories per serving, but a regular-sized Gatorade includes 2 servings, making it nearly as caloric as a typical soft drink. You don't need a bottle of Gatorade every time you go for a walk, but this drink is a great thirst and energy quencher for longer or more intense workouts.

I usually take Gatorade when I play sports or when I did not have a chance to take in at least 1 liter of water for the day.

Godiva Milk Chocolate Mocha
Size: 9.5 fl oz Calories: 200 Fat: 3.5 g Sugars: 35 g
If you thought this coffee drink would be better than a soda, think again. It's packed with sugar and has around as many calories as a can of soda.
*Calories per Ounce: About 21
Dunkin Donuts Vanilla Bean Coolatta
Size: 16 fl oz Calories: 500 Fat: 17 g Sugars: 82 g
If you've got to have a Coolatta, order the Coffee Coolatta with skim milk which has 170 calories, no fat and less than half the sugar that the Vanilla Bean flavor.
*Calories per Ounce: About 31

Starbucks Frappuccino Blended Crème, Double Chocolate Chip Crème (without whipped cream)
Size: Venti, 24 fl oz Calories: 550 Fat: 11 g Sugars: 79 g
By adding whipped cream this drink becomes even more shocking with an extra 120 calories and 11 fat grams.
*Calories per Ounce: About 23
Everybody loves Starbucks and people that are nocturnal like me, cannot get to work without having one.

Wendy's Chocolate Twisted Frosty with M&M's
Size: 16 oz Calories: 560 Fat: 19 g Sugars: 72 g
Yes, this drink is a little lighter on all counts than a McFlurry, but you'd still be better off ordering a chocolate or vanilla Frosty in the junior or small sizes. You'd save 250 to 410 calories and 11 to 15 grams of fat.
*Calories per Ounce: 35

McDonald's McFlurry with M&M's candies
Size: 12 oz Calories: 620 Fat: 20 g Sugars: 85 g
When it comes to calories, this drink is about the equivalent of one meal. Plus, you better watch your sugar intake for the rest of the day.
*Calories per Ounce: About 52

Hershey's Chocolate Milk
Size: 1 cup, or 8 fl oz Calories: 270 Fat: 5 g Sugars: 45 g
Just one serving of this milk contains 33 more grams of sugar than regular low-fat milk, or nearly all the added sugar you should have in one day. Make this an occasional treat, not a once or twice-a-day habit.
*Calories per Ounce: 33.75

Red Bull
Size: 8.3 oz can Calories: 110 Fat: 0 g Sugars: 27 g
This drink contains more than half the sugar you should have in one day. Plus, do you really want to use 110 of your 2,000 calories on something you can drink in about 10 seconds?
*Calories per Ounce: About 13
Although I no longer drink Red Bull "when I need it", I found an alternate drink to this, it's the Sting Energy Drink by Pepsi Bottling Company.
I don't drink or eat all of those I have mentioned above but I know those are mostly what people I think takes with them on their daily food intake. It's better to watch one's health now than be sorry later.

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