5 Unhealthiest Sweet Sugared Drinks That Are Bad For You and Cause Weight Gain and Prevent Weight Loss
When dieting and wanting to lose weight, you need to consider what you are drinking, and how it is negatively affecting your weight 🍹. Most of the time, the drinks we buy in stores and restaurants are not good for us, even when they advertise them as healthy drinks. The reason for this is because of the sugar content. The sugar changes the makeup of the drink and makes it unhealthy. Our bodies also respond to it differently in a bad way, so today, I will share with you some drinks to avoid because they are unhealthy and cause weight gain.
"Consuming artificially sweetened drinks while pregnant is significantly associated with an increased risk of childhood obesity. One study found that the daily consumption of diet drinks during pregnancy resulted in a doubled risk of a baby being overweight at one year of age" (2018, Elise Mandl, "Diet Soda: Good or Bad", Healthline).
If drinking diet soda can increase the risk of childhood obesity, don't you think it could negatively affect you by causing you to gain weight as well?
True pure cranberry juice is not sweet at all. It is one of the most bitter tart things you will ever drink, so in order for cranberry juice to be sold and taste good, it has to be either mixed with a fruit that is naturally very sweet like pineapples, strawberries, bananas, or watermelon, or you have to add very little cranberries, and have mostly water and sugar. So if you want pure true healthy cranberry juice that will actually help you lose weight, you will need to make it on your own at home and mix it with other sweet fruits and leave out the sugar.
3. Artifical Man-Made Chemical Sweeteners (Sugars)
7. Colorants, Dyes, & Artificial Colors
"The sugar content in energy drinks ranges from 21 g to 34 g per 8 oz, and can come in the form of sucrose, glucose, or high fructose corn syrup. “Users who consume two or three energy drinks could be taking in 120mg to 180 mg of sugar, which is 4 to 6 times the maximum recommended daily intake” (2013, Alexandra Sifferlin, "What's In Your Energy Drink?", Time).
Having a healthy daily diet, cutting out these unhealthy sugar-laden drinks, and getting some exercise is the way to a healthier lifestyle and a healthier body weight.