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.
Don't worry about trying to fit in or be cool when it comes to drinking alcohol. Most teens aren't drinking alcohol. Drinking is not as common or as "cool" as some people would like you to believe it is.
Learn how liquid diets work, whether they're safe, and how they may be used for medical purposes.
WebMD explains the health benefits of protein shakes and who may want to use them.
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.
Skinny Sipping: Drink Pounds Away
You can trick your metabolism with calcium and fill up with low-calorie beverages to help weight loss.
Hot and Healthy Holiday Drinks
Next time you want something hot and delicious to drink, skip the regular old coffee and try one of these soothing drinks.
Summer Drinks for Hot Days
Red wine, smoothies, and iced treats are healthy summer drinks, especially when fruit is in the recipe.
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.
The Truth About Coffee
Can the secret of good health be found in a cup of joe? Not completely, but research is showing it's a good start.
A Fluid Path to Weightloss
When it comes to losing weight, experts say you are what you drink.
Calorie Counts and Menu Labeling
Learn about how calorie counts and menu labeling affects food choices.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: Skinny Sipping -- Best & Worst Beverages for Weight Loss
See the best and worst drinks for weight loss. From coffee to cocktails, learn which beverages can help or hinder a healthy lifestyle.
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.
Slideshow: 7 Wonders of Water
Avoid Weight Gain: Watch What You Drink
Here's how to keep from drowning in liquid calories.
Fabulous, Low-Fat Frozen Drinks
Chill out with these lower-cal concoctions
Healthier Ways to Get Your Caffeine
The best ways to get your boost
Low-Calorie Summer Sippers
Let's drink to summer -- the healthy way