A new study presented at the American Heart Association has released shocking, albeit not new, correlations between sugary drinks and obesity-related diseases. If you are looking for a reason to quit sodas TODAY, this is the post for you.
Here is the spin on why this might be happening: When people drink too much sugary drinks such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy or sports beverages, they tend to put on weight. Researchers of the study are saying that this added weight increase the risk of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers — or also known as obesity-related diseases.
They looked at 114 national dietary surveys covering more than 60% of the world’s population, and evidence from studies only dietary habits and sugary drink . Furthermore, they went on to look for all kinds of factors that can affect our weight such as TV watching, changes in physical activity levels, smoking and the consumption of all foods and drinks. Eventually this leads them to finding out that more people died from diabetes, heart disease and cancer in parts of the world where consumption of sugary drinks is high in comparison to other factors.
Dietitian’s take home message: If it’s made in a lab and you can’t pronounce or even know half the ingredients in it, it can’t be that great for you. Replace your soft drinks with homemade ice tea (simple recipe at TeaCalls.com), or just pure and simple water. That’s 200 calories you just saved your body! Your body will thank you for it later.