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Doctor insights on: Chocolate Drinks

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Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Does coffee contain more caffeine than energy drinks?

Sometimes: Diffrent types of coffee and diffrent types of energy drinks have diifrent caffeine content read the label for each and make sure the serving sizes are the same. ...Read more

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Can drinking regular soda and diet soda or carbonated natural flavored drinks healthy?

Can drinking regular soda and diet soda or carbonated natural flavored drinks healthy?

VERY UNHEALTY but...: Regular and diet sodas are incredibly unhealthy & are best totally avoided. They either have toxic levels of sugars (usually as toxic high fructose corn syrup) or chemical sweeteners that may harm us more than sugars! See http://wellnessmama.com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/ Carbonated natural flavor drinks may be healthier depending on type & amount of sweeteners; stevia is OK. Please see comment: ...Read more

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Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Does drinking coffee, energy drinks and caffeinated drinks stunt growth or height?

Not really: At a listed age of 20 I suspect you have finished your linear growth. Caffeine or energy drinks you may have consumed along the way have less to do with your height than parental height.You are expected to grow to the average of both parents plus 2-3 inches. ...Read more

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Healthwise, chocolate candy or hard candy?

Healthwise, chocolate candy or hard candy?

Chocolate: Hard candy is simply sugar entirely with no nutrients at all. Chocolate candy will contain some anti-oxidants and mild solids which have a slight additive advantage. So calorie per calorie, chocolate is better. In no way is candy of any kind considered a portion of a "healthy" diet. ...Read more

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Is hydroxycut drink packets worse than coffee, tea or sodas?

Hydroxycut: Well, to put it gently, you are comparing bad (coffee & soda) to worse (hydroxycut). Hydroxycut was taken off the market at one point as a result of reports of liver problems, seizures, and rhabdomyolysis. It is an herbal supplement and therefore not regulated by the fda. Not that coffee and soda are good for you, but if i had to choose, i would pick that over hydroxycut. ...Read more

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Why do I choke on all chocolate. It can be hot chocolate the drink, chocolate candy, chocolate tootsie rolls any chocolate? Not cakes or cup cakes

Why do I choke on all chocolate. It can be hot chocolate the drink, chocolate candy, chocolate tootsie rolls any chocolate? Not cakes or cup cakes

Likely. Allergy: Some foods may cause irritants tot the throat and esophagus which can cause a cough reflex. Chocolate sensitivity may be the cause. See an allergist to further evaluate if you have an allergy or sensitivity to chocolate. ...Read more

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Can we drink cold choco coffee before eating burger(with onion)?

I tried looking up: 'choco coffee' & it does not appear to be a proprietary blend. With that said- I am not aware of any contraindication to this plan. ...Read more

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What foods or beverage contains tyramine?

What foods or beverage contains tyramine?

? Migraine: If tyramine problem=migraine, here is a list of foods that are rich in tyramine to avoid triggering headaches: chocolate, yoghurt, all cheese except cottage cheese, smoked/pickled fish/meats (inc herring, caviar, bologna, salami, pepperoni), liver, avocados, bananas, figs, raisins+ red wine. Check out my plate recommendations for food ideas, alternatives. From a fellow migraineur since childhood:). ...Read more

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Can drinking too much caffeinated or sugary drinks cause manic symptoms?

Can drinking too much caffeinated or sugary drinks cause manic symptoms?

Yes, sugar and: caffeine can trigger mania, especially in someone prone to it. Eliminating sugar is a good idea for anyone and perhaps especially so for you. Caffeine is next. Some folks use it to get their day going and then avoid it the rest of the day. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Why is it bad to mix, alcohol with soda ( coca cola, sprite, etc.) coca cola with vodka? Or coca cola with rum?

Not good or bad: What's the legal drinking age in your part of canada? It's not good or bad to mix alcohol w/soda, but the carbonation gets the alcohol into your blood stream more quickly and can lead to more rapid intoxication? Be careful and don't drink and drive. ...Read more

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Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Will energy drinks like sugar free rockstar stain teeth?

Energy drinks: Almost all energy drinks, even the sugar free ones have all kinds of ingredients. I wouldn't worry about staining. I would worry about the acids in them that can contribute to tooth decay. I would also worry about all those 'extra' & unnecessary ingredients as well as why you need extra energy from a drink? Reconsider your life style\priorities. I drink bottled water, love it and know it's healthy. ...Read more

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Are diet drinks actually healthier than regular sodas?

Are diet drinks actually healthier than regular sodas?

No!: Stay away from nutrasweet and splenda. Things sweetened with stevia are safe. Even be careful with xylitol as it is metabolized in the same pathway as fructose. ...Read more

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Is drinking hot tea healthier than drinking coffee? Which one has more caffeine?

Is drinking hot tea healthier than drinking coffee? Which one has more caffeine?

Caffeine: Usally coffee contains more caffeine than tea. For best health benefits consider white, red and green tea. Take care. ...Read more

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Is coffee with sweetener a healthy drink?

Coffee with sweetene: Generally it will not harm you if not taken in excess. The coffee part has certain benefits. ...Read more

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Is eating dark chocolate good?

Is eating dark chocolate good?

Great question: We welcome questions about healthful eating at healthtap. Chocolate is made with cocoa which is rich in flavanols. Flavanols are antioxidants which help to decrease blood pressure & maintain vascular health. Dark chocolate contains the most flavanols of the different chocolates. Chocolate should be 65% or higher cocoa and be limited to 85 grams per day. ...Read more

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Is eating too much chocolate or chocolate spread bad?

Is eating too much chocolate or chocolate spread bad?

Moderation: Moderation is the best thing dark chocolate is good still limit portion. ...Read more

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Might consuming loads of sugary drinks cause diabetes?

Might consuming loads of sugary drinks cause diabetes?

Not immediately: Excess sugars, lack of exercise and family history of diabetes can create a situation for you ;predisposing you to diabetes. Excessive weight can interfere with Insulin use in the body and lead to a type 2 diabetic situation. Loads of sugary drinks can interfere with proper utilization of carbohydrates and create other health related issues. ...Read more