Well Americans, our actions certainly do speak louder than words because while studies have shown that we understand soda is bad for us, half of all Americans still drink it on a daily basis.
Well Americans, our actions certainly do speak louder than words because while studies have shown that we understand soda is bad for us, half of all Americans drink it on a daily basis.
And we don’t just stop at one glass – those who drink soda daily consume 2.6 glasses according to a recent Gallup poll. Rates of soda consumption were highest with young adults – 56 percent of those 18 to 34 admitted to guzzling the sweet stuff.
But when it comes to sugar sweetened beverages, it isn't just the additional calories that are problematic.
A diet high in added sugar, particularly liquid sugar, has been associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome and with higher rates of Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, insulin resistance and cardiovascular difficulties.
So what are your soda consumption habits? Are you one of the millions of Americans who drinks soda daily? Or perhaps you have a success story of kicking your soda habit you’d like to share? Feel free to leave your comments below and join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for more on women’s health.