Decreasing Sugar A Little at a Time

Decreasing Sugar A Little at a Time

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Cutting One Sugar – Loaded Drink a Day…

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One little soda loaded with sugar won’t make a difference in my health or waistline.  Right? TRY AGAIN

What if you replace just one soda or high calorie drink with water on a daily basis.  Why?  Because you can lose weight and improve your health.  This amazing information comes from a recent study at Virginia tech.

The study goes on to say: “It really doesn’t matter how many servings of sugar-sweetened beverages you consume.  Try replacing even just one serving each day.  It can benefit a lot.” Kiyah J. Duffey, an adjunct faculty member of human nutrition, foods, and exercise  ran the study.  She teaches at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  She also works as independent nutrition consultant.

It’s amazing that people do not realize how many additional calories come from sugary drinks.  These include soda, sweetened coffee, energy drinks, and more.  These drinks can seriously impact your health.  How?  They cause weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

In this project, researchers replaced one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce glass of water.  The authors showed that this drink swap reduced daily calories and the obesity in the U.S.

The Recommendation

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend less than 10 percent of your calories from certain drinks.  These include added sugar and calorie-free drinks.  Instead try reaching for  WATER.

So I know what you’re thinking, “I’ll switch to diet soda.”  Further research shows that people who drink water over low-calorie alternatives are healthier.  They still tend to eat more fruits and vegetables, have lowered blood sugar, and are better hydrated.  Why?  The low calorie sodas cause carbohydrate cravings.  So people tend to eat more simple carbs.

Kiyah Duffey, Jennifer Poti. Modeling the Effect of Replacing Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption with Water on Energy Intake, HBI Score, and Obesity Prevalence. Nutrients, 2016; 8 (7): 395 DOI: 10.3390/nu8070395


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