To drink or not to drink

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If you follow diet trends, you already know sugary drinks are under fire, culprits increasingly blamed for contributing to this country's obesity epidemic.

But are all flavored drinks to be avoided? What about protein shakes and juice?

Researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center say we should consume the bulk of our calories in solid form.

Why?

Studies indicate consuming solid foods leads to a bigger drop in a hunger producing hormone called ghrelin. When study participants consumed the same amount of calories via either liquids or solids, those who drank their calories were left feeling hungry.

This, of course, can leave calorie drinkers vulnerable to overeating. I think I'll stick to ice water. What about you?

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