Soda has been named public enemy No. 1 when it comes to an easy change you can immediately make in hopes to lose weight and shed belly fat. So it’s only logical to assume if we all stay away from Coca-Cola, Sprite, and Dr Pepper, the pounds will melt away. However, there’s one big problem: Very few people are swapping soda for plain ol’ H2O. Instead, they’re looking to other beverages like juices and flavored waters to fill the void.
That’s why we ventured to beverage aisles, restaurants, and coffee shops near and far, with the goal of uncovering the unhealthiest drinks on the planet. Read on to get in the know, as we rounded up popular drinks that are truly the worst for your health. Be sure to toss out any junky drinks that are lingering in your kitchen! And while you’re at it, be sure to always avoid the 100 Unhealthiest Foods On the Planet.
Did you know that cranberries are the fruit that is lowest in sugar? It’s true! So how can something so good for you turn bad? Easy. Let the juice industry get a hold of it. Because cranberries are so tart, Ocean Spray (the cranberry juice company) even wrote in an official letter to the FDA that, “cranberries … are naturally low in sugar, giving them a distinctly tart, astringent, and even unpalatable taste.” Because of their “unpalatable taste,” companies load up their cranberry juice with sugar—and lots of it. One cup of Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail contains 25 grams of sugar.
Drink This! Instead: The 100% Cranberry Juice from Ocean Spray isn’t much better (it has 28 grams of sugar per serving), the only difference