A soda here, a sports drink there. It may not seem like a lot, but when you add up the amount of sugar you drink in a day, the results may shock you. There is an extreme amount of sugar in drinks like soda, sports drinks, energy drinks and juice boxes. To discover how much sugar you’re drinking each day, use our sugar calculator below.
And remember, when it comes to healthy drinks, water is the clear choice. So rethink your drink and choose refreshing, ice-cold water over sugary drinks.
When it comes to your health, sugary drinks are anything but sweet. When you drink them regularly—1 to 2 a day or more—you increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 26%. Men who drink at least one sugary beverage a day have a 20% higher risk of having or dying from a heart attack. Women who consume at least one sugar-sweetened beverage a day have a 75% higher risk of gout. High consumption of sugary drinks is also associated with obesity in adults and children.
So kick the soda can. Throw the sports drink out. And lose the juice. Drink water over sugary beverages. It’s the healthy choice.