You Should Know

June 2013 Issue

The Problem with Drinking Your Calories

Back in the 70s, liquid diets were “hot” —liquid meal replacements and diet shakes had just entered our lexicon. And today, liquids are hotter than ever, with the popularity of juicing, and new beverages, such as coffee and tea, sports and energy drinks, enriched waters, and smoothies. Some liquid supplements and juices may be an effective way to increase your daily nutrient intake, but studies indicate that consuming an increased volume of liquid calories may be counterproductive for health.

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