Beverages and Weight Directory
If you're trying to lose or maintain weight, or even if you just want to be healthy, what you drink matters. Occasional sugary drinks are fine for most people, but drinking a lot of sodas, high-fat coffee drinks, sugary fruit juices, whole milk, and sweet tea can really sabotage your diet. Luckily, most drinks come in low-sugar or non-fat options that are much better for you. Water, of course, should be your main drink every day. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how drinks affect your weight, how to find healthier versions of your favorite drinks, and much more.
Slimfast Diet Review: Shakes for Weight Loss?
Will drinking Slimfast shakes help you lose weight and keep it off? Read the review to find out.
Acai Berries and Berry Juice: Are There Health Benefits?
WebMD examines the health benefits of acai berry, known as a “superfood” because of its antioxidant qualities.
WebMD explains the health benefits of protein shakes and who may want to use them.
Learn how liquid diets work, whether they're safe, and how they may be used for medical purposes.
Healthy and Unhealthy Summer Drinks
Which alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks are the healthiest for summertime drinking? Experts give their advice.
Skinny Sipping: Drink Pounds Away
You can trick your metabolism with calcium and fill up with low-calorie beverages to help weight loss.
The nutritional benefits of coffee
As it turns out, coffee doesn’t just wake you up; it’s good for you, too.
How to Drink Coffee
Coffee's caffeine jolt can temporarily boost alertness, perk up performance, and possibly even improve concentration. But caffeine is a drug, and as with any drug, there are right ways and wrong ways to use it.
Slideshows & Images
Best and Worst Juices for Your Health
Although the best kinds of juice deliver a bounty of vitamins, the worst are hardly better than liquid candy. Learn which ones to add to your shopping cart.
7 Wonders of Water
Pure water can help you stay slim, boost your energy, and keep you healthy. See the 7 wonders of water in this slideshow.
Your Guide to Eating Healthy Carbs
WebMD shows you how to choose the healthiest carbs, including examples of simple carbs and complex carbs.
10 Ways to Control Your Eating
Do you have control of your eating? Find out how a few simple tweaks can make healthy eating a whole lot easier.
Avoid Weight Gain: Watch What You Drink
Here's how to keep from drowning in liquid calories.
Healthier Ways to Get Your Caffeine
The best ways to get your boost
The Buzz on Coffee
The latest research shows your morning pick-me-up may be brimming with health benefits.
The Truth About Beet Juice
Research finds potential health benefits from drinking beet juice. Learn more.