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The Mayor of Evanston, Elizabeth Tisdahl along with the local health department officials, kicked off the “Rethink Your Drink” challenge today, which encourages consumers to think about the sugar content in the beverages they consume on a daily basis.
The goal of the campaign is to help people understand the importance of drinking more water and less sugary sweetened beverages as research has shown brings greater risks to consumers for heart disease, type two diabetes, and obesity.
Health and Human Services Director, Evonda Thomas-Smith, doctors and local cardiologist Timothy Sanborn were among those encouraging citizens to drinks more water, and pledge to consider drinking only water for the next thirty days.
Officials also passed out pledge cards and asked all attending to share the pledge with co-workers, friends and family to commit to drinking more water, less sugary sweetened beverages.
Thomas-Smith explained in the recent article, that many chronic diseases are preventable, and how what we consume on a daily basis can compromise our quality of life.
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