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What are some healthy drinks you can buy at the grocery?

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What are some healthy drinks you can buy at the grocery?

Anyone know of any healthy drinks to buy at the grocery stores (and which). I'm looking for drinks that are low in sugar (less than 20g) and high in the good stuff (no pun intended). I've heard of Ensure/Boost but there way too expensive (cheapest being $1.50/each when bought in bulk and on sale). I'm looking for something priced at less than $1/each.
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Jul 5, 2004
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Less than $1 each? Forget about it. Just drink water instead.
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Oct 26, 2002
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I just saw boost at Costco, $14 for a 12 pack. The extra protein one.
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Water. Really. Most drinks are full of sugar and the stuff that adds color. Even those energy twist tubes are scams and not worth it. If you want "good stuff", get it from eating the right foods.
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I second water. Save your money and drink it from the tap. Eat your calories, don't drink them. You'll be better off in the long run.
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I just got a large can (48 oz) of Heinz tomato juice for $1.29 at Highland Farms. The nutrition label says it has lots of Vit. A, Vit. C, folate, and iron.
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WalMart is selling Neilson Chocolate Milk for $1.
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if you want a sports drink thats not too high in calories, get a case of G2 from Costco...30 calories per 250ml serving...but yeah dude..drink tons and tons and tons of water
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Maximaro wrote:
Dec 10th, 2010 6:50 pm
But they're really high in sodium.

Well, that's the trade-off. Anyway, most of us do not have sodium intolerance, and the long term studies have not concluded that sodium is a cause of heart disease.
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I myself only drink water. When I need quick and convenient proteins I mix some whey protein powder in water. I get vitamins from taking a multi.

For convenience and one the go meal replacement type drinks it's hard to find them for under $1. I drink aloe(this is good for you) drinks sometimes but its laced with high fructose corn syrup, honey and sometimes sugar depending on the brand.

I pick up nutrament which is like boost and ensure but in a bigger can whenever its on sale at the Asian stores. Cheapest I ever got was $1.25 at Ocean's. Delicious on its own or with some brandy. Too bad they only sell the vanilla flavor in Canada and not the chocolate.

There is also tin tall tins of Milo at $0.99 but I think it's too expensive for the size can. It has vitamins and malt plus chocolate flavour. Supligen is like boost and ensure but
expensive too.

You can sometimes get tetra packs of Ovaltine or Asian soy drinks at the Asian stores too at reasonable prices.
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Oasis juice seems to fit the bill.

The ingredients of the "deliciously yellow" flavour are simply concentrated yellow-coloured fruits, bell pepper, and tumeric. Taste great and its not that pricey either (1L for ~$1.50; I forget how much TetraPaks cost). I know Metro sells them.
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Oct 15, 2005
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soy milk is usually 2 jugs for 1.99 at most asian supermarkets like t&t
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Tropicana Orange Juice (no pulp).
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