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3 Healthy Drinks You May Be Drinking That Can Hurt You

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Eating healthy is important, and when combined with a healthy lifestyle can keep your weight down, give you more energy, and reduce your chances of chronic diseases, such as cancer and heart disease.  Drinking healthy is just as important. There are some healthy drinks, however, that can actually hurt you if you drink too much of them. Keep reading just in case you include these drinks in your diet.


Milk is important to give you strong bones, promote healthy teeth, and even improve your vitamin intake. If you drink too much milk, however, it can hurt you. According to a study, middle-aged people that consume a diet high in animal proteins from milk are more likely to die of cancer when compared to people that have a low protein diet.

Milk can also cause constipation if you consume more than you should. You also have to take into consideration other dairy products that you eat, such as cheese, butter, and ice cream.

If you do become constipated, you can likely treat this problem at home without seeing a doctor. Probiotics work well, which are live yeasts and bacteria. The bacteria in this product is known as good bacteria because it keeps your gut healthy.  You can get probiotics into your diet by eating certain foods, such as yogurt, sour kraut, sour pickles, and sourdough bread. You can also purchase probiotic supplements at health food stores or online from companies like Poop Doc.


It is important to drink enough water each day to keep your body hydrated.  How much water this is depends on things like your age, gender, and activity level. When you drink water it dilutes the electrolyte balance and if this is diluted too much, it can be fatal.

Drinking too much water is water intoxication, which is also known as water poisoning.  It is rare, however, to accidentally drink too much water, as It would take liters and liters of water to get intoxicated.  In many cases, this happens from a water drinking contest, or drinking a large amount of water after a long exercise. Symptoms of water intoxication include kidney problems, excessive sweating, diarrhea, and vomiting. If you have these symptoms and think it is due to drinking too much water, you should consider this an emergency and go to the hospital.

Fruit Juices

When you go to the supermarket, there are a wide variety of fruit juices available. Most of them will say "real fruit" on them, and they may have real fruit but very little. In most cases, these juices have high amounts of sugar in them.

Even if the juice you are drinking is real fruit juice, you should still steer clear of it. Some real fruit juices can have more sugar than some sodas. Too much sugar can cause weight gain, which can increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Instead of fruit juice, eat the fruit by itself instead.

If you have any questions about the above drinks and how they affect you, see your doctor.