Ditch Soda and Drink Water
What are you drinking? Say it ain’t soda, sports drinks, energy drinks or juice boxes. These types of drinks are called “sugar-sweetened beverages.” They’re packed with sugar and calories, and they’ve been linked to numerous health problems.
Instead, choose water to quench your thirst. It has no sugar or calories, helping you maintain a healthy weight. It keeps you hydrated too, preventing headaches and fatigue. Plus, you can drink water almost anywhere, as it’s always available!
BENEFITS OF WATER
Explore the links below to learn more about the benefits of water. You can find out how much water you need each day with our water intake recommendation chart, and don’t forget to check out our tasty infused water recipes!
THE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF WATER
Next time you’re searching for a thirst-quencher, rethink your drink and choose water. Whether it’s bottled, from the tap, at a restaurant — anywhere — H2O is the way to go.
HOW MUCH SUGAR IS IN A SODA?
Did you know that one can of soda has more sugar than 3 donuts? Learn the facts on what’s in your drink
HOW MUCH WATER SHOULD I DRINK?
Daily water intake recommendations vary with age and gender — as well as several other factors like health and activity levels. The recommendations below provide a solid basis for how much water you need each day.
|Adult males||10-11 cups (84 oz., or about 7 glasses)|
|Adult females||7 cups (56 oz., or about 4-5 glasses)|
|All children 1-3||3 cups (24 oz., or about 2 glasses)|
|All children 4-8||4 cups (32 oz., or about 2-3 glasses)|
|Boys 9-13||6-7 cups (52 oz., or about 4-5 glasses)|
|Girls 9-13||5-6 cups (44 oz., or about 3-4 glasses)|
|Boys 14-18||9 cups (72 oz., or about 6 glasses)|
|Girls 14-18||6-7 cups (52 oz., or about 4-5 glasses)|
HEALTH RISKS FROM SUGARY DRINKS
Kids aged 12 to 19 consume the most sugary beverages. The impact on their health? It’s significant.