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Worst Cocktails for Weight Loss

Posted on the 05 June 2014 by Health_news

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Who doesn’t like sipping cool, tasty and delicious cocktails while enjoying evening breeze on the terrace? Cocktails have become quite popular as it offers a mix of tastes that are perfect for tingling the taste buds. But, if you are very particular about your health and fitness and do not want to indulge in something that results in expanding your waistline further, you need to avoid certain cocktails.

  • Pina Colada-Though , perfect to beat summer heat, this cocktail is full of artificial flavours and high sugar mix with rum to top all that making a heady cocktail spiking calorie intake y 300 calories and sugar intake by 35 gm. Instead of going for Pina Colada, one can go for other tropical drinks without adding a lot of sugar and alcohol. Rum can also be combined with unsweetened coconut water or a fresh pineapple slice to add flavor to your drink. This way, you will be saved from consuming unnecessary sugars.
  • Long Island Iced Tea-Iced tea is one of the best options to beat summer heat. Though, it does sound low calorie, but in reality, it is not. In just 9 ounces of this cocktail, one can end up consuming almost 430 calories which is a steep figure if keeping waistline in check is one of your objectives. The cocktail becomes a potential calorie bomb when rum, tequila, gin, vodka and triple sec are added together. Instead of going for this cocktail, one can try its unsweetened and alcohol free version when vodka is mixed with unsweetened tea with a dash of lemon. This drink can also offer a lot of health advantages as it is replete with antioxidants, tannins and polyphenols.
  • Sangria-Sangria is a well known cocktail and is known for little bits of fruits floating on the top of the drink. But, at the same time, this cocktail is made by adding a lot of sugars that makes the cocktail quite high in calories. Besides red or white wine, this cocktail also has added fruit juices, table sugars, simple syrups and more making this drink quite high in calories. Sweeteners can be skipped to make a reasonable calorie drink. Fresh fruits like blackberries or raspberries can be added to the drink making it tastier while skipping sugars altogether.
  •  Frozen Margarita-The more ingredients a drink has more are the chances of it becoming calorie rich. Frozen margaritas are a perfect example with 500 to 700 calories packed in just one cocktail glass. Tequila on the rocks or a club soda is far better options instead of this summer staple. Lime juice can also be enjoyed in order to stay hydrated.
  • Frozen Daiquiri-This fruity, sweet tasting cocktail is another sin people love to indulge in once in a while, especially to beat summer heat. While doing so, they either ignore or are not aware that they are packing in a lot of calories that is sure to work on their waistline by extending it further.

Thus, these are some of the cocktails, you will be better off without!


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