Calories in Beverages
Carbs & Fat Grams
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Through the Lips, Onto the Hips
When we think about planning our meal plates and snacks for the day we generally think about all of the different types of foods that we're going to enjoy. We consider favorite recipes and methods for reducing the sugar, fat and other ingredients in the recipe in order to make it more friendly for our weight loss or management plan.
We also tend to think about solid foods that we wish to add to our snack times throughout the day.
But what about liquids? Some can contain more energy kcals than the foods that we're making part of our meals. For example, a cup of chocolate milk can contain about 300 calories. That's enough for a sandwich prepared with lean proteins and vegetables.
Even when we're talking about a lower caloric beverage such as a reduced sugar juice which contains 50 to 100 calories - we can enjoy a serving of soup instead.
Keeping this in mind, opting for beverages that are minimal in kcals can allow room for solid foods in your daily diet - foods that offer substantial vitamins and minerals. This doesn't mean that we should totally remove all liquids excepting water from our day. Fruit juice, milk and other beverages also hold essential vitamins and minerals necessary to the body's good health.
It does mean that by making smarter choices, we can better manage the amount of calories in our day.
Nutrition facts for popular drinks, beverages.
Tea - Sweetened
Tea - Unsweetened
Coffee, Regular Brew
Lemonade - Sweetened
Malted Milk From Powdered Mix
Gin, Rum, Whiskey, Vodka
Grapefruit Juice, Sweetened
Apple Juice, Unsweetened
Carrot Juice, Canned
Cranberry Juice Cocktail
Cranberry Juice, Unsweetened
Pineapple Juice, Unsweetened
Passion Fruit Juice
Orange Juice, Unsweetened
Papaya Nectar, Canned
Cola - Regular
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