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Why do sodas and other sugary drinks like sweetened coffees, teas, and energy drinks make us more thirsty and want more?
We need hydration and water is they key to healthy hydration. Drinking more water and less sugary beverages can help our bodies in numerous ways shows various studies. So now what should we do?
How can we fight the urge to sip on our favorite sweet drink?
Join the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and FoodStand as they challenge you to drink “Less Soda”.
The Foodstand app is free to download and you can get great tips, shopping lists, recipes and more to help you kick the can or the sweet beverage of your choice!
Foodstand also helps people build healthier eating habits through community-powered challenges primarily focused on eating less processed food and more plants. When people participate in the challenge, they receive daily motivational tips and education plus access to a guidebook with facts about why replacing soda with non-SSBs, is a good step in reducing sugar intake.
The American Heart Association recommends women consume no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar a day (approx. 24 grams) ad men, no more than 9 teaspoons (36grams). The first and easiest step to reducing sugar in our diets is to drink more water and less sweet drinks!
Learn more about how you can get involved in the Drink Less Soda Challenge here!
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By The Numbers
of Latino kids have had a sugary drink by age 2 (vs. 45% of white kids)