Sugar-sweetened drinks are associated with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. This podcast discusses healthy alternatives to drinking sodas and fruit drinks. Created: 8/14/2014 by MMWR.
Date Released: 8/14/2014. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Stay Away From Sugary Drinks
Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Adults---18 States, 2012
Recorded: August 12, 2014; posted: August 14, 2014
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A soda or fruit drink may be a cold and refreshing treat, but too many sugar-sweetened beverages can lead to serious health problems. More than one in four U.S. adults drinks a soda or fruit drink daily, and regular consumption is most common among young adults, 18 to 34. Because they have so many calories, sugar-sweetened drinks are associated with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Instead of sugary drinks, water is the best alternative and should be the drink of choice on a daily basis. If you want to make your water more interesting, try adding a slice of lemon, lime, cucumber, or watermelon.
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