Nutrition Tip #4 – Substitute “Sugary Drinks” for Water or Tea

We all know that sugary drinks, such as sodas and juices, play a large role in the rise of child obesity. Drinking just one 8 oz sugary drink every day increases a child’s chances of becoming obese by 60%.  An 8 oz fruit drink has about 110 calories and 7 teaspoons of sugar. A 12 oz can of soda typically contains 10.5 teaspoons of sugar. All of that sugar in your body multiplied by the times of consumption can be dangerous to your health.

Let’s get back to basics with water or decaf herbal tea. Up to 60% of the human body is composed of water; the brain is 70% and the lungs are 90%. Herbal tea has been utilized as natural treatments for thousands of years. It will enhance your life, restore strength and can possibly save your life.

So let’s substitute all sugary drinks going forward. Your body will thank you for it!