Drinks

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

There are lots of good reasons to drink enough fluids throughout the day. Water is an excellent choice because it has no calories and can even help boost your intake of important minerals like calcium and magnesium. Water can actually contain a significant amount of these minerals, although it varies by locale. People often ask … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Milk is known for its nutrient contribution to build strong teeth and bones and it may help lower the risk for hypertension, weight gain, colon cancer and type 2 diabetes, too. But now researchers at the University of Kansas have found that drinking milk can help to protect your brain. Milk is an excellent source of … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

A very large study done in France showed that those who drank tea daily reduced their risk for heart disease by 24% compared against those who regularly drank coffee. Tea is rich in antioxidants which may offer protection against heart disease. The study from France showed that other lifestyle choices were important, too. Those who drank … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Everyone believes a little wine is good for the heart. Red wine contains resveratrol, a substance that may help protect the lining of blood vessels by increasing HDL cholesterol and reducing LDL cholesterol which contributes to blood clots. Most of the research done on resveratrol, however, has been done on animals, so the jury is … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

In 2012, over 26% (1 in 4 adults) of those surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said they drank soda or fruit drinks more than once every day, contributing more than 150 calories a day. Sugar-sweetened drinks have been connected to gaining weight and numerous chronic health problems such as heart disease. Those … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

A glass of nonfat milk has only 90 calories – less than most sweetened drinks or soda. Plus it is rich in calcium, potassium, protein, riboflavin (a B vitamin) and vitamin D. Non-dairy alternatives, fortified with calcium and vitamin D, can be a good milk alternative for vegetarians or those with allergies. … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

From a nutrition standpoint, there is no advantage – water is water, as long as it is clean. But you might like the convenience, flavor or natural carbonation. Bottled water is regulated for purity. Most bottlers belong to the International Bottled Water Association. There are no regulations, however, for enhancing bottled water and no oversight … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

You may have heard the 8 X 8 rule – drink 8 servings of 8 ounces of water each day. It sounds good, but there is no foundation for this recommendation and no scientific evidence to support it. It can go down as another urban myth. There is no question you do need water every … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

Calorie-containing clear drinks – soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, coffee and tea – all have a very low satisfaction value. The more you are offered the more you drink. Up to 35% of our daily calories come from these drink, with soda being the single largest source of calories in the U.S. diet. … Read More

What you drink matters. Calories you drink are processed differently than calories you chew.

If you drink 2 cups a day, switch from cream to whole milk. Two tablespoons of cream, an average serving in a cup of coffee, has 40 calories. Two tablespoons of whole milk has 18 calories. You save 22 calories for every cup of coffee you drink; 44 for two cups. Multiply that by 365 … Read More