How Much Sugar Are You Consuming?Soda consumption has increased dramatically since earlier decades with maor soft drink corporations raking in billions of dollars every year. It's estimated that approximately 33% of added sugar intake is from people drinking sodas!
Ads for different soda brands are commonly seen in magazines, on billboards, on TV, and in movies. What these soda corporations don't advertise is that soft drinks have been shown to increase the risk of obesity, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases.
So, how much sugar is too much, you ask? According to the World Health Organization guidelines, too much sugar is defined as more than 10% of an individual's total daily calorie intake. What does that mean? For the average person cosuming 2,000 calories per day, 10% of the total calories would mean 50 grams of sugar or 12.5 teaspoons.
Here's an idea.... if you are a soda drinker, try to swap out one soda a day for water. As time goes on, you will find your cravings for soda subside a bit. Little by little you can give up on soda altogether. It's a great choice!