Drinks can add empty calories to your daily diet so it's important to stick to the healthiest options whenever possible. But even then, not all beverages are created equal. So how do you know what's best? When the choice is between milk and juice, diet soda and seltzer or even enhanced water versus tap, we've taken calories, nutrition and occasion into account so you know what to drink and when.
Diet Soda vs. Seltzer
Stick with seltzer: A 2008 study from Purdue University showed that rats who ate yogurt with saccharin ended up eating more later and gaining more weight than those who were given yogurt with regular sugar. Some experts speculate that artificial sweeteners can hamper appetite regulation. Also, soft drinks' high levels of phosphoric acid can affect bone density, says Lona Sandon, RD, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas.
The winner: Seltzer
Milk vs. Juice
Each one has its own benefits. "Having 100