Cold Stone Shake, Starbucks Frappuccino Among Biggest 'Diet-Busting' Foods
By this point it should be common knowledge that diet-busting, calorie-bomb foods and drinks are everywhere — predictably gracing the menus of favorite fast-food joints, and even sitting inconspicuously on supermarket shelves.
Still, these (often quite tasty) items can be difficult to resist, and it helps to have a little reminder of what the indulgence costs in the health department. Recently, Health.com released a list of "25 Diet-Busting Foods You Should Never Eat" and included in it were a handful of drinks that would have any doctor seeing red.
Frozen blended beverages from Starbucks and Cold Stone Creamery were singled out: the 510-calorie grande Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino Blended Crème (with whipped cream), and the 2,010 "large" Peanut Butter and Chocolate shake, respectively. Hard to feign shock there — those pretty clearly sound like trouble. But the article also cites two potentially less expected offenders: Smoothie King's Hulk Strawberry Smoothie and VitaminWater. Read on for the full list, and check out some of the stories below for more suggestions of unhealthy drinks to avoid.