According to a 2017 report from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, nearly half of adults drink sugar-sweetened beverages like soda
Milkshakes are a favorite treat, but the sugar and saturated fat are bad for your brain. Saturated fat in full-fat dairy, fatty meats, butter, coconut, and palm oils raises LDL cholesterol.
Many coffee drinkers prefer sweetened coffee and tea, but drinking them without sugar can boost antioxidants and other plant-based nutrients.
Unless you're an athlete, limit your sports drink intake. Sports drinks damage the brain's grey matter.
Recovery drinks, like sports drinks, are for serious athletes. They are designed to replenish fluids, carbohydrates, and protein with a 4:1 carb-to-protein ratio.
Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster, and other caffeinated energy drinks were created for extreme athletes or college students to stay awake, but their high sugar content makes them harmful to brain health
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