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Friday, April 8, 2016

Limit Sweet Drinks



Studies link an increase in Americans' intake of sweetened drinks — especially soda and sports drinks — with an unhealthy increase in our body weight.

Sweet drinks are also linked to:     
                                                                                      

·         Weak bones
                                                                                         
·         Tooth decay

·        Increased desire for sugar (and in some cases, caffeine)     


Ideas to make it happen


Go with H2O.
Carry water with you — and drink it all day long.


Rethink mealtime drinks.
Drink water or milk (skim or 1%) at meals and snack times.


Make it special.
Save soda, lemonade, Kool-Aid, and punch for special occasions — no more than once a week. If you're used to drinking regular soda, switch to diet soda.


Watch the juice.
Drink 100% fruit juice — but limit yourself to one small (4 to 6 ounces) glass or juice box a day. Or, eat a piece of fruit instead. You'll get more nutrients, and feel more satisfied.


Exercise caution.
Go easy on the sports drinks — most of the time, water is best for exercise.


https://intermountainhealthcare.org/live-well/eat-well/habits/limit-sweetened-drinks/

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