Beverages

Independent and trusted reviews and tests of beverages, including coffee, milk, sports drinks, and bottled juices.

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Wheatgrass juice

It's the health tonic of the moment, but where’s the evidence for its benefits?

23 May 2006 | If you believe the hype, wheatgrass can nourish the blood and detoxify poisons, purify the liver, rebuild the bloodstream and more — all before breakfast.

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Coffee chains review 2005

You could be taking away a lot more than you bargained for.

28 May 2005 | A coffee-to-go can provide a much needed caffeine fix. While a standard latte or cappuccino may be relatively harmless, some coffee chain drinks can provide a lot more kilojoules, fat and sugar than you might realise.

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Energy drinks

They're the drink of choice for many children but are they suitable?

9 Jan 2005 | They’re fizzy drinks with a difference. What most of them in fact do is give you a caffeine fix with plenty of sugar.

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Are you drinking enough water?

We’re told to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy. But is that really enough? And does it have to be water, or do other fluids count?

30 Sep 2001 | Thirst is an emergency response — by the time you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.

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