Tuesday, June 10, 2008

It's Getting Hot - Drink Water

Thanks to Mens Health for pointing me to the most unhealthy drinks in America. Don't be fooled by:

  • Glacaeu VitaminWater (any flavor 20 oz)- Pure deception at 130 calories and 33 grams of sugar. You might as well drink a Coke. Hey, this drink is made by Coca Cola! Surprise.
  • Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo'd Power Smoothie (30 oz) 169 grams of sugar and 30 grams of fat will pack those fat cells on you. The only "power" will be cellulite.
  • Arizona Kiwi Strawberry (23.5 oz can) - These cans always look healthy and cool and cost under $1 but they pack on 360 calories and 84 grams of sugar.
  • Pina Colada - (you know the size) is the worst summer cocktail . They taste so yummy because they contain 625 calories and 75 grams of sugar. If you are trying to gain weight and don't care about empty sugar calories, this drink is for you.
  • Baskin Robbin's Large Heath Bar Shake (32 oz). This is the #1 most unhealthy drink in America. It contains 2,310 calories, 266 grams of sugar and 108 grams of fat. Don't say you haven't been warned.
So what is the best Summer Drink? Iced green tea with agave sweetener and mint or ice water with lemon. Stay cool and healthy!

(Hey fellow bloggers or techy readers. I would love to know how to strategically place multiple pictures on the blog. As you can see, I am challenged)


tracey said...

Thanks for the informative post! I had no idea the Vitamin Water was so deadly! Yikes. Just when you think you're doing your body a favor.

Mind if I steal this post and re-post on my blog?

Anonymous said...

The real trick would be to make a drink that is healthy enough for diabetic's, people losing weight,reducing chol, and sodium that can be used for replenishing electrolytes when exercising and working out.

Don't drink them but thanks for the info. on how unhealthy those Vitamin drinks are.

Vance said...

I knew pina coladas had to be bad for you because they taste too good. I just didn't know they were THAT bad!

When you try to place multiple pictures, Blogger always puts them at the top. But in the Compose view, you can click on the picture, press Control-x (cut), put your cursor about where you want the picture, then press control-V (paste). I think you can also drag it to position more precisely. I find that it sometimes looks good to place the photo in the middle of a paragraph. The program will push the text around the picture so that it looks nice.

When uploading the picture, be sure to tell it whether to justify right, center, or left. Sometimes you can change it, but sometimes it stubbornly insists on staying put even if you edit the HTML.

Hope that helps.

Toni Brayer MD said...

Tracey: Thanks for the mention on your blog (a great and funny blog it is)
Anon: I will do some research for the perfect hydration.
Vance: Thanks for the tips. I shall try them all.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Brayer,
You are GREAT to look after our drink, sugar, and calorie health!!

K said...

Awwww MAAAN! And I enjoy Vitamin Water. Poot.

If I recall correctly, coconut water is an excellent rehydrant (rehydrating? what's the word for right here) as it's got good stuff in it as well as being relatively gentle on the gut. There used to be some sold in the Andronico's near me but they closed down and I can't find a place that sells it. Maybe Whole Foods? Anyway, that stuff was nice, though the paper cans they came in were small for the price.

Toni Brayer MD said...

Hey k: Welcome back. I've missed that thumbs up. Its OK to drink vitaminwater...just know what you are getting.

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