Sugary beverages is the biggest source of added sugar in American diet. How much exactly? 47%, according to federal government. Read this number again, 47%.
What are these "sugary beverages"? Soda, vitamin water, sports or energy drinks, certain fruit drinks, sweetened teas...etc. A single 16-ounce bottle of Coke has 52 grams of sugar. That’s more added sugar than most adults should consume in an entire day.
Why we can easily take that much extra sugar and calories through sugary beverages? Because we won't feel full after drinking these sugary liquid. They are not like bread or pizza, sure there is added sugar in these food. But usually we can feel the limit, and we just stop eating. Not when it comes to beverages.
An American can easily guzzle down cans of sugary beverages daily. According to National health and Nutrition examination survey, over 60% of man and women reported consume at least twice sugary drinks a day.
These extra, unfulfilling calories are one of the main reason Americans are the fattest ones among English-speaking country.
So, if you want to improve your health and body weight by adjusting your diet, the most easy and effective way, is to stop drinking sugary beverages. No need to dramatically change your whole diet. Just start with baby steps. Start to drink unsweetened tea ( with ground tea powder, which is fast, easy and tasty. And give you 70% more antioxidants and dietary fiber than common tea) or unsweetened lemon water, say no to soda one time a day, then two times a day.
You will start to feel the differences.