Popular Drinks Damage to Your Liver

This orange-flavored citrus punch boasts 5% real fruit juice. The rest of the drink is water and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), labeled as the first and second ingredient

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Experiments showed that HFCS caused intestinal damage that leaked toxins into the bloodstream of the mice that prompted the production of immune system proteins.

No wonder your dietary habits are a prime driver of developing metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Coke, Pepsi, and other Sodas

All are related to the Western diet pattern of increased consumption of simple sugars like glucose and high fructose corn syrup. And it's showing up most dramatically in kids.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disorder in children and has doubled over the past 20 years, according to the American Liver Foundation.

The study followed people who drank regular Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, and sweetened fruit beverages. It and added to the growing body of research connecting sugar-sweetened beverages

Diet Coke

With fatty liver disease, but this study noticed something different: 40% of the people in the study drank Diet Coke sweetened with aspartame, not sugar or HFCS. 

The sugar content of milkshakes and hot chocolates alone should put those drinks in your crosshairs, but nutritionist Andrea Ovard, RD, a sports dietetics

McDonald's Chocolate Shake

Even before you get to count the fat and calories in the burger and French fries, a medium chocolate shake saddles you with 81 grams of sugars and 16 grams of fat (18 grams) in its 620 calories.

Smoothie King calls this a "strength and recovery" shake on its website alongside a photo of a dude doing a pullup. Make a regular habit of "The Hulk"

Smoothie King "The Hulk" Strawberry Shake

"The Hulk" delivers a gut punch to your liver with an enormous amount of added sugars, 183 grams, or the equivalent of eating 26 Tate's Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Even moderate drinking may end up negatively affecting your liver because alcohol increases levels of triglycerides, a type of blood fat.

Beer, Wine, and Liquor

Beer, wine and cocktails are high in calories and, in your body, any calories that you don't use immediately for energy are converted to triglycerides.

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