The 9 drinks that are the worst for your health - from energy drinks to coffee

Pre-workout Drinks and Sleep:

Dietitian Kylie Ivanir warns that pre-workout and energy drinks, rich in caffeine and stimulants, can increase blood pressure and stress, leading to sleep disturbances, headaches, and nausea.

Sweet Alcoholic Beverages:

Cocktails containing alcohol and fructose syrup can strain the liver's ability to filter toxins and convert fructose to glucose, potentially leading to fatty liver and elevated triglycerides.

Everyday Soft Drinks:

High-sugar soft drinks contribute to excessive sugar intake, with the average bottle containing 60 grams of sugar. Experts recommend moderation and suggest alternatives like sparkling water with natural flavors.

Iced Tea:

Despite its reputation as a healthier alternative, sweetened iced tea can contain as much sugar as soda, increasing the risk of type-2 diabetes.

Juice with 'Cocktail' Label:

Blended juices labeled as 'cocktails' may contain added sugars, contributing unnecessary calories and potentially leading to sugar-related health issues.

Drinks with Artificial Sweeteners:

Artificial sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose can disrupt the gut microbiome, impacting overall health and various bodily functions. Natural alternatives like mint or fresh fruit are recommended.

Agave Nectar-Enhanced Drinks:

Agave syrup, often marketed as a healthier sweetener, can be high in fructose, leading to fat accumulation, particularly around the belly area.


Sweet coffees like frappes are laden with sugary syrups and saturated fats, contributing to excessive calorie intake and potentially unhealthy weight gain.

Iced or Frozen Lattes:

These coffee beverages can contain as much sugar as sodas, significantly increasing daily sugar intake and posing risks to overall health.