Reducing Soda Helps to Prevent Obesity, Keep Teeth Healthy

Close Up of Soda Cans in Ice with Condensation
                         Soda Cans in Ice

US federal guidlines recommend that people cut back on soda consumption. Soda and sport drinks contain high amounts of added sugar.
Key takeaways:

  • You should consume less than 10 percent of calories from added sugars per day. The sugars are added to food during processing either to enhance flavor or as preservative.
  • Drinking soda or a glass of juice as an occasional treat is entirely different from habitually drinking them. Such habits are downright dangerous and the reason behind the rising cases of obesity.
  •        All this sugar leads to dental cavities and tooth decay.

And according to a study just published in the medical journal The Lancet, reducing sugars added to sugar-sweetened drinks by 40 percent during a five-year period could prevent 1.5 million cases of people becoming overweight and obese.
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