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Wellness Tips 7 worst drinks you might be indulging in

Most of the drinks we indulge in, on a daily basis may be one of the causes of our health and weight issues.

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Most of the drinks we indulge in, on a daily basis may be one of the causes of our health and weight issues.

As we are now learning, not all drinks, no matter whats written on the side, are good for our bodies.

We have put together 7 commonly slurped drinks that aren't slightly good for you.

Juice drinks

Labels like "juice drink" and "juice cocktail" are almost always a euphemism for brightly-colored sugar water. For a truly healthy drink, look for 100-percent juice, like orange juice, cranberry juice, or aloe vera juice

Fancy cofee drinks

When blended with 2-percent milk and sugar, a large icy cup of Joe can contain up to 800 calories and 1/3 of the maximum recommended intake for artery-clogging saturated fat.

And there's a reason why it tastes so sweet: At 170 grams of sugar in a typical drink, you get more of a sugar shock than a caffeine buzz. Top it off with whipped cream and say hello to a waistline-wrecking treat.

Flavoured waters

Flavored and infused waters may deliver a few extra vitamins—along with added sugars. Next time you buy a bottle of water, check the label: If you see anything more than water and natural flavors, leave it on the shelf.

Diet soda

Diet soda may have zero calories, but it also has zero nutrition. Plus, if you're guzzling diet coke all day, there's a good chance you're not drinking the healthy drinks your body needs, particularly water and tea.

One diet soda a day is fine, but if you're downing five or six cans, you may be doing damage to your body.

Frozen cocktails

When it comes to happy hour calorie traps, the mixers are the real culprits. Case in point: According to the USDA, a 16-ounce pina colada can clock in at a whopping 880 calories—that's more than eight times the amount in a shot of rum.

Fruit smoothies

Yes, fruit on its own is good for you, but a 32-ounce smoothie can pack as many as 700 calories with fewer than two grams of protein, thanks to the high sugar content.

That's like eating a whole pineapple, entire mango, and one cup each of blueberries and strawberries in a single sitting.

This is because calories from any food get stored away in your fat cells if you eat more than you can burn.

Sport drinks

Ending your workout by guzzling a typical sport drink may set your weight-loss goals back. Many sports drinks on the market contain a mixture of natural and artificial sweeteners, plus a laundry list unpronounceable additives.

If replenishing electrolytes is your goal, switch to zero-calorie SmartWater or Metroelectro.

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