Check out the amount of sugar in our favorite beverages:
A diet high in added sugars can lead to many nutrition related complications such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Obesity. The white stuff is hidden everywhere and the easiest day to cut it out is to limit sugary beverages. Just 1 teaspoon, or 1sugar packet, equals 4 grams of sugar which is about 16 calories. It may not seem too detrimental, but most beverages (other than water, of course!) have at least 5 teaspoons of the white stuff, costing you 80 additional empty calories. Those sugar calories have the potential to convert and store as fat in the body and serve no positive purpose for you. If water isn't your thing, try adding some natural flavor by freezing fruit in ice cube trays and adding to your water bottle each day!
Caitlin Pettit, RD LDN
"The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind & the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life"- B.K.S. Iyengar