Yesterday, I attended a presentation about nutrition for kids. But I also learned a lot about what is in the stuff I drink.
And it wasn’t pretty.
Instructor Cynthia Clayton had participants measure out sugars in a variety of drinks to see how that all adds up.
Here’s some facts about the sugars in our drinks:
- By cutting out a two soda a day habit, you can lose 31 pounds in one year.
- Bodies have to work to digest sodas and swweetened drinks, whereas water just hydrates. Therefore, drinking a soda when you’re hot will create more heat as your body works to digest it.
- Dividing the number of grams of sugar in a drink by four gives you the number of teaspoons of sugar in the drink.
It’s a lot to think about. I know I am definitely looking at my drink choices today.