Soft Drinks; High in Sugar, Hard on Health

I’m reading a lot on sugar consumption and childhood obesity lately and am coming across a lot of great information! I recently posted an infographic on sugar; the leading way Americans take in extra sugar in their diet is soda, so I am adding these pics to pique your interest in paying attention to your own eating and drinking habits and especially to the forming consumption habits of your children!

I encourage you to read the labels of foods you choose for your children and see how much sugar and chemicals are added. I try and buy foods for my 5 & 8 year olds that have ingredients on the label that they can read! It’s a fun way to keep them involved in their own food choices and while shopping with multiple children. (and a baby!)

http://naturalsociety.com/infographic-soda-consumption

Since soda is unhealthy, unnecessary and addictive like cigarettes and alcohol, what if it were taxed the same?

Consider making the switch- even just once a day- to water. Small steps are still progress!

Soda VS Water
What was the most interesting thing you learned from these? I didn’t realize soda was such big business!

For more reading and information, check out these posts:

The Top 10 Reasons to Banish Soda
Why Carbonated Beverages Are Called Soft Drinks
Diet Soda Makes You Fat
The New Trend of Kids Drinking Diet Soda Just Like Their Parents
Diet Soda Is Just As Bad As Regular

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