Monday, May 24, 2010
2O WORST DRINKS IN AMERICA
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.