Monday, May 24, 2010


There is a very interesting article over at Men's Health where they list the "20 Worst Drinks in America" and pair the drink with a picture of its junk food equivalent and list a healthier alternative.

Several of the drinks are shakes, coffee/hot chocolate drinks with cream or whipped topping, two energy drinks and two alcoholic beverages - all of which I would categorize as indulgence items that you consume for the taste and you know they are not healthy.  

There were a few surprises though, such as the bottle of Tropicana Twister being the "Worst Kid's Drink" and the equivalent of 2 cans of Reddi-Whip.  To quote the article it is  "10 percent juice and 90 percent sugar laced with a glut of artificial flavors and coloring. You could actually save 200 calories by choosing a can of Pepsi instead."  

Another was the "Worst Juice Imposter",  Arizona Strawberry Kiwi being the equivalent to 7 bowls of Fruit Loops and the article state it is "a can the size of a bazooka loaded with enough of the sweet stuff to blast your belly with 42 sugar cubes."

Here is a link to the full article over at  Men's Health.  Each description is about a paragraph long and it is well laid out and easy to read.   It give you food for thought in considering future purchases.

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