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7 Calorie-Bomb Drinks

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7 Calorie-Bomb Drinks

Liquid calories slip by so easily, itís almost hard to take them seriously. But alas, all those super-sized beverages and high fructose corn syrup concoctions have contributed, quite stealthily, to our obesity epidemic. Our adults have the beer bellies and our children the Big Gulp guts to prove it. Although some cities have started to ban sales of soda in schools, we adults are free to roam in the world of heavily sauced drinks, sometimes adding a meal-sized amount of calories from a tiny little straw. Here are some obvious and not-so-obvious ways to bulk up without ever having to chew.

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7:09PM PST on Jan 20, 2013

Gross

9:39AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Yuck!

5:45AM PDT on Sep 3, 2012

Thanks

2:13PM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Don't take my juice away...

8:54AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Hardly surprising that enormous sugary drinks are heavy on calories.

As for replacing Pina Colada... a more appropriate sub would be Malibu & pineapple. Better yet, a cocktail with a mix of 100% fruit juices or blended fruit, such as a (sugar free) daiquiri. Alcohol increases the antioxidant properties of strawberries, but it also inhibits absorption of some nutrients - drinking a little something healthy with the alcohol helps to counteract this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6569657.stm
http://www.blurtit.com/q608089.html

4:07AM PDT on Aug 31, 2012

Thanks.

9:34PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Thanks, I rarely drink anything other than water, tea and fruit smoothies :)

8:21PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Thanks

3:35PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Truly, would this be a surprise to anyone?

2:55PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

ty

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