A listener wrote, “It seems like I see fewer people drinking soda and more drinking water. Is this really true?”
Researchers are seeing the same thing. A recent study shows children and adults are consuming less sugar in their diets—and that includes fewer calories from sugary drinks. The largest drop is occurring among teenagers.
An occasional soda or sugary drink can be a joy. But increasing your intake of water, while consuming less sugar, may increase the quality and quantity of your life.
I’ve written and preached for years that there is no more nutritious drink than water. If you miss the flavor of sodas, try adding a slice of lemon, lime, other fruit, or even flavoring drops. Let’s keep our – and our kids’ – sugar intake watered down.
Here are some of my other blogs on sodas and sugary drinks:
- Plain water intake reduces risk for type 2 diabetes
- Study finds progress on cutting sodas at schools, but not on fruit, sports drinks
- Soda consumption linked to violent behaviors in teens
- Limiting sugary drink consumption slows weight gain
- Sugary drinks linked to increased heart attack risk
- Sweetened beverage consumption associated with hypertension risk
- Sugary drinks linked to hypertension and obesity
- Diet soft drinks may increase waist circumference
- Diet soda consumption may be linked to increased heart attacks and strokes
BTW, you can listen to the podcast of this news story here.
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