Bariatric Tip of the Week: The Skinny on Sugary Drinks
Do you drink soda, juice, sweet tea, or other sweetened beverages? Based on national statistics, about 50% of Americans consume sugary drinks on a regular basis. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey found that people who consume sugary beverages - including energy drinks, fruit drinks or juices, sweetened "waters", etc - consumed an extra 200 to 600 calories per day!
If you are trying to slim down, examining your beverage choices is one of easiest options. Substituting water (or other low cal drinks) for its sweetened counterparts can lower your overrall caloric intake and weight, in addition, to improve triglyceride and glucose levels.
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