12 Moderately Sweet Beverages

Fruit Juice

If you choose 100% fruit juice and avoid drinks with added sugar, as cranberry or grape cocktails, the juice may still be rich in sugar.

Hot Cocoa

Hot cocoa is tasty and warming on a chilly day. Hot chocolate may be sugary. Cocoa, sprinkles, whipped cream, and syrups may add sugar.

Iced Tea

Teas are healthy. Dark teas include antioxidants and may protect the heart or stomach, however some sweet teas are heavy in sugar.

Coconut-flavored water

Electrolytes like potassium in coconut water keep your body healthy. One cup provides about 10% of your daily mineral needs. 

Yogurt Drinks

You may be eating more probiotics to maintain gut health. Kefir and probiotic yogurt drinks are beneficial. 

Sweetened non-dairy milks

Cow's milk replacements include almond, cashew, and soy milk. These milks are used by vegans.

Tonic Water

Tonic water is usually drunk with alcohol. If you drink it alone, it counts against your daily water consumption.

Coffee Drinks

Coffee energizes many. The drink may reduce depression and protect against cancer and dementia.

Energy Drinks

B vitamins in energy drinks assist the body operate. These sugary beverages also elevate blood pressure.

Sports Drinks

People usually consume a 32-ounce sports drink rather than a cup. That is more than 50 grams of sugar.


Tequila, lime juice, and triple sec—a sweetened distilled liquor—are all a margarita needs. Lime juice may provide vitamin C and potassium, but alcohol may not.

Nutrient-Rich Flavored Waters

Sugar and sucrose are the main constituents in flavored drinks, however vitamin A and calcium may be added.