It’s always surprising to me the amount of sweet drinks, like sodas and processed juices, that are consumed each day.
It always surprises me more to find out how many people don’t actually realize just how bad these drinks are for our bodies. If people really understood the effect that sugary beverages really had on ours (and our children’s) health they would most definitely think twice before drinking them:
According to the report findings, soda consumption is the top source of calories in the diets of teens. No protein, no healthy fat, just pure sugar, mostly in the form of high fructose corn syrup.
Drinking just one 8-ounce sugar drink every day increases a child’s odds of becoming obese by 60%!!!
Adults may look at normal-weight kids and justify allowing them to drink these beverages. For most people, the effects of excessive sugar consumption don’t happen overnight. It can take years for the body to become insulin resistant.
So will you think twice before drinking that soda next time?