22/03/2013 13:53 GMT

Are These 'Healthy' Drinks Really That Good For You? (PICTURES)

With an obesity crisis looming in the UK, the negative health effects of fizzy drinks have been well documented.

Earlier this week it was revealed that sugary soft drinks could be causing almost 200,000 deaths a year worldwide and the Harvard School of Public Health claim that one can of fizzy drink per day increases the risk of heart disease by nearly a quarter.

Don't worry, all is not lost. To counter the big bad fizzy drinks, there are a selection of healthy alternatives praised for being full of goodness and replenishing our minds and bodies.

Green tea alone has been linked to preventing Alzheimer's disease, aiding weight loss and treating prostate cancer.

But according to HuffPost Canada there are still many misconceptions when it comes to 'healthy' drinks. They spoke to registered dietitian Patricia Chuey to find out the truth.

HuffPost UK Lifestyle were surprised by the results. Take a look.

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Do these findings surprise you? Let us know in the comments below.