|WORST: Fancy frozen drinks |
When it comes to cocktails, the mixers are the real calorie culprits. Case in point: According to the USDA, a 16-ounce pina colada can clock in at a whopping 880 calories, that's more than 8 times the amount in a shot of rum.
|BEST: Light beer|
A recent study found that beer, including light versions, contains natural ingredients that help deposit calcium and other minerals into bone. The alcohol in beer also provides protection against heart disease and stroke, and a 12-ounce bottle of light brew will only cost you about 100 calories.