Whether you are a desperate dieter or just someone looking to drop another few pounds in time for beach season, hereâ€™s a tough stat to swallow: According to the FDA, the average American takes in 82 grams of added sugars every day. Thatâ€™s 20 teaspoons, which contribute an empty 317 calories to our already calorie-saturated diets.
Sure, some of that comes from soda, but even if you’ve traded regular Coke for diet, whole milk coffee drinks for low-fat lattes, and you barely touch the booze, you could still be taking in 20 percent or more of your calories from beverages. Add a few of those other indulgences in â€” or consume one of the liquid disasters listed here â€” and you can suddenly be sucking in a few days’ worth of calories through a straw!
(You read that last sentence right.)
To give you a better idea of the drinks most responsible for sabotaging your health, fitness, and weight-loss goals, we created a list of Americaâ€™s Unhealthiest Drinks. Read up, then sip responsibly.