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Beverages and Nutrition

16 October 2008 2,394 views No Comment

Changing from poor nutrition to healthy eating habits often starts with an understanding of your current nutritional intake.  One of the largest, but often overlooked, factors in a person’s daily nutritional intake comes from beverages.  Many of today’s beverages provide empty calories with little or no nutritional benefit.  Check out these:

Helpful Beverage Facts:

Coffee and Tea Facts:

16-oz. white chocolate mocha     510 calories
16-oz. latte with whole milk     260 calories
16-oz. latte with nonfat milk     160 calories
16 ounces black coffee     10 calories
16 ounces black tea     2 calories

Juice Facts:

8 ounces pomegranate juice    160 calories
8 ounces cranberry juice    140 calories
8 ounces fruit punch    120 calories
8 ounces orange juice    110 calories

Milk Facts:

8 ounces low-fat chocolate milk    150 calories
8 ounces whole milk    150 calories
8 ounces 2% milk    130 calories
8 ounces 1% milk    120 calories
8 ounces nonfat milk    90 calories

Alcohol Facts:

12 ounces beer     120-180 calories
12 ounces light beer     70-125 calories
2 ounces daiquiri     112 calories
1 shot (1.5 ounces) 80-proof rum     100 calories
4 ounces red or white wine     80 calories

Water Facts:

16 ounces water     0 calories
16 ounces artificially sweetened flavored water     0 calories
16 ounces vitamin- or nutrient-enhanced water     varies; up to 100

Print a pdf of this table for easy reference – Helpful Beverage Facts.


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