Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Facts About Drinks

There are quite a good number of misconceptions about food and drinks. Few of them have existed since several years. This article will try to clear few facts about drink and food habits. These myths have been debunked by qualified dietitians.

Many people believe that milk is more fattening than juice. People who prefer milk instead of juice tend to gain more weight. But let me clear one thing. A glass that contains one percent milk contains far less calories than a glass of juice. It might come as a surprise to many of us but a glass of fruit juice has almost 120 kilocalories whereas two percent milk in a glass will give you just 10 kilocalories. Also the fact that milk has more nutrients like potassium, protein, vitamin D and calcium signifies what should be our priority. Juice has mostly some vitamins and sugar.

Many people believe that coffee is the main source of caffeine. Infact quite a large number of people have quit drinking coffee because of caffeine and heart connection. But how many of us know that even a can of pop, tea and canned drinks contains caffeine. Drinks like Red Bull and Jolt possess as much caffeine as coffee. Also take note of the fact that having coffee in small to moderate amount is not at all harmful for health. Though on exception is for pregnant women and people having high blood pressure as they need to reduce their coffee intake.