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.
An Overview of Coconut Water
Coconut water is a good source of B vitamins and potassium, plus it contains electrolytes, various plant hormones, enzymes, and amino acids. Should you be drinking it?
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.
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.
Green Tea Health Benefits
Experts explain green tea's potential health benefits for everything from fighting cancer to helping your heart.
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.
Slideshows & Images
Easy 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.
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.
Avoid Weight Gain: Watch What You Drink
Here's how to keep from drowning in liquid calories.
The Truth About Coconut Water
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, weighs on in the health beneifts of coconut water.
The Truth About Beer: Calories, Bellies, Nutrition, and More
Bone up on the calories, contents, risks, and possible health benefits of moderate beer drinking.
Healthier Ways to Get Your Caffeine
The best ways to get your boost