7 “Harmless” Drinks You Must Avoid to Stay Healthy

Hot Chocolate

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3. Hot Chocolate 

Ok, this might sound like a no-brainer, chocolate mixed with milk or cream with those little sugary marshmallows? Everyone knows it’s not a health drink but what you didn’t know is just how bad some of those hot chocolates really are.

Starbucks sells a White Hot Chocolate with whipped cream, venti size, which will blow you away with its contents. 520 calories and 75 grams of sugar. That is one week of a persons recommended sugar consumption and almost half a day’s calories in one drink!

If you really have a craving for a hot chocolate, try some of the drink mixes and use nonfat milk. 

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  1. Dapple

    Apr 14, 2014 at 12:04 am

    Too late to stop now. MMMM Hot chocolate.

  2. Aaron Winchester

    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:36 am

    I would hate to go places with these person!
    They think that because it might be unhealthy you should never eat it or in the case drink them.
    News flash no one cares ,stop trying to force you no sugar no taste opinion on everyone!

    • Diane Champion Brocker

      Sep 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      they’re not take it for what it’s worth if you don’t care, fine.

    • Caitlin Werling

      Sep 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      Agreed…total buzzkill…

  3. Josie Gimhaegim

    Sep 6, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    only if you drink a tonne of them. as with tea and coffee and everything else in moderation it is fine. what nitwit wrote this

  4. Jacob

    Sep 8, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    “500 calories – nearly half a days worth of calories in one drink” umm..what? Please stop starving yourself 1000 calories a day isn’t a diet it’s a death wish. 2000 is average depending on a few factors but for an adult it should go under that really. And for the record you’re calling out a 32 ounce (4 cup) drink as having that much WITH whipped cream – skip the cream, cut it in half to a regular sized drink and its no worse than the average candy bar. Also don’t say to never drink these – it’s just not realistic. we know they are unhealthy so we drink in moderation. never go on a diet you can’t live your whole life with – about the best advice I can give you.

  5. Caitlin Werling

    Sep 11, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    So pretty much every drink that isn’t water…

    • Barancy Peloma

      Sep 15, 2014 at 6:14 am

      yep- exactly what i was thinking.
      anything with flavor- to be avoided.