Drinks

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

Binge drinking, having five or more drinks in two hours, is very prevalent in young adults, aged 18 to 24. It is estimated that four out of every 10 young adults frequently binge drink, on average four times a month. Binge drinking is already connected with increased accidents and hospitalizations for alcohol intoxication, but a … Read More

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

Numerous news stories have reported that moderate drinking can help you live longer and lower your risk for heart disease. But, the scientific evidence may be shakier than we once believed. A recent study reviewed 87 previous studies that showed health benefits from moderate alcohol use. The current analysis of past studies did not support the idea that moderate drinkers, those … Read More

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

We aren’t talking about having a hangover the next day. You may have that when you binge drink, defined as 4 drinks for women and 5 drinks for men in 2 hours or less. But binge drinking also depresses your immune system. We know that binge drinking increases the risk of falls, burns, gunshot wounds, … Read More

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