Water vs. other Beverages

Now you’re probably wondering if you should only drink water all the time. The answer is, of course, only if you want to. Any food or beverage taken in moderation is probably just fine for most people. However, water has a big upside. Most people would benefit from replacing sweet, sugary or high-calorie beverages and carbonated soft drinks with a bottle of natural spring water every now and then. Just how different is high-quality water from other beverages? Hmm, let’s see.

What’s in your soft drink?

Beverage* Calories Sugar (teaspoons)
Bottled Water 0 0
Sports drinks 110 6
Sweetened teas 130 7
Lemonade 140 9
Soft drinks 150 10
Fruit punch and drinks 180 11
*470 ml serving