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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Healthy drinks | The Heart Foundation

Plain tap water is the best choice. It's cheap, quenches your thirst and has no calories. Avoid soft drinks, sports and energy drinks, cordial and cordial and fruit drinks (under 98% fruit).

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LiveLighter - Avoid sugary drinks

Soft drinks are very high in sugar and kilojoules, and provide no nutritional value other than fluid. A 600ml bottle of regular soft drink has around 15 teaspoons of sugar in it.

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Soft drinks, juice and sweet drinks – limit intake - Better Health Channel

Consumption of drinks containing added sugar is associated with weight gain, reduced bone strength and tooth erosion and decay.

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Which drinks are the best choice? Dietitians Association of Australia

Which drinks are the best choice? Diet soft drinks, low-carb beers, iced tea, fruit juices, smoothies, flavoured water the choices seem endless! Each year, more drinks come onto the market and a more of our total energy (or kilojoule) intake now comes from drinks

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Water, milk, juice and soft drinks for kids | Raising Children Network

A guide to drinks for children, with information on deciding which drinks and fluids are best for your child and when to introduce drinks and fluids. Includes information on cow's milk, water, fruit juice and soft drinks, and tips on getting children to drink lots of water.

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Healthy drinks for kids

There are no shortage of drink varieties in Australia, but the best drinks you can give your kids are water and milk, which are all part of a balanced diet.

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Drink Water Instead

The human body contains lots of water. You can last weeks without food but only days without water.

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Congeners in Alcoholic Beverages | myVMC

Congeners are biologically active chemicalsand are often contained in alcoholic beverages, in addition to ethanol, the key biologically active ingredient of alcohol.

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Healthy Kids : Choose Water as a Drink

Drinking water is the best way to quench your thirst. Even better, it doesnt come with all the sugar and energy (kilojoules) found in fruit juice drinks, soft drinks, sports drinks and flavoured mineral waters.

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Alcohol: Responsible Drinking | myVMC

Alcohol is commonly consumed for fun during social occasions in Australia and most Australians have tried alcoholic beverages at some stage. Alcohol can cause several long and short term negative health consequences.

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