Summer Coolers: Drink This, Not That

Drink This, Instead: Minute Maid Fruit Falls Tropical Water Beverage (6.75 fl oz)

5 calories 0 g fat <1 g sugars

Although Hi-C claims its "Made With Real Fruit Juice," what that really translates into is 10% juice mixed with 90% water and high-fructose corn syrup. Cap the sugar rush while still feeding your child real juice with Minute Maid's Fruit Falls Tropical Water Beverage. It packs the same amount of Vitamin-C but with 95% less calories and less than 1 gram of sugar.

Worst Coffee Drink

Not That: Starbucks Caramel Latte (Venti, 20 fl oz)

320 calories 8 g fat (5 g saturated) 43 g sugars

Sugar Equivalent: 5 Fudgesicles

Drink This, Instead: Starbucks Caramel Cappuccino

180 calories 4 g fat (2.5 g saturated) 18 g sugars

Caramel, vanilla, and hazelnut syrups are all essentially the same thing: liquid sugar. So expect a similar calorie load no matter which flavors are in your latte. The best part about Starbucks is how much control you have over your order, so rather than let an overworked staffer compromise your drink with mindless pumping, just tell them you want a venti 1-pump caramel cappuccino.

Worst Tea Drink

Not That: Cosi Raspberry Mojito Lemonade (20 fl oz)

399 calories 0 g fat 80 g carbs

Calorie Equivalent: 2 Crunchy Taco Supremes from Taco Bell

Drink This Instead: Cosi Raspberry Iced Tea (20 oz)

125 calories 0 g fat 30 g carbs

When you go to Cosi, chances are you're getting a drink in addition to your meal – don't make the mistake of ordering the Raspberry Mojito Lemonade or you might be eating two meals as this beverage contains the calorie equivalent of 2 Crunchy Taco Supremes from Taco Bell! Flavored iced teas are hit and miss-sometimes they're absolutely great and sometimes they're as bad as soda. Order it unsweetened and add the sugar yourself.

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Web Extra: Kids, Drink This

When it comes to summer and kids, juice drinks are always a popular choice. But which one should you pick? Check some of the healthiest ones, courtesy of "Drink This, Not That."

Apple & Eve Fruitables Fruit and Vegetable Strawberry Kiwi (6.75 fl oz box)

70 calories
0 g fat
15 g sugars

Capri Sun Roarin' Waters Wild Cherry (6 fl oz pouch)

30 calories
0 g fat
8 g sugars

Kool-Aid Brursts Grape (6.75 fl oz bottle)

35 calories
0 g fat
9 g sugars

Apple and Eve Cookie Monster's Orange Tangerine (4.23 fl oz box)

60 calories
0 g fat
14 g sugars

Honest Kids Tropical Tango Punch (8.75 fl oz pouch)

40 calories
0 g fat
10 g sugars

Motts for Tots Fruit Punch (8 fl oz)

60 calories
0 g fat
15 g sugar

Minute Maid Fruit Falls Tropical Water Beverage (6.75 fl oz pouch)

5 calories
0 g fat
< 1 g sugars

Minute Maid Kids+ Orange Juice (8 fl oz)

110 calories 0 g fat 24 g sugars

Now go outside and play!

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