Research suggests that adding a sweetened drink to your diet reduces fat metabolism and heat production. The result is worse, especially when your meal contains a protein- the metabolism goes down by 40%. The same applies to drinking sugary sweet tea, which increases the tendency of making and storing fat in the body. Consequently, the body might gain weight, leading to a higher risk of lifestyle diseases, including obesity and diabetes. I recommend clean diets with healthy meals containing high-density nutrients, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins.