Friday, May 7, 2010

Another Reason to Quit Sugary Soft Drinks – Cholesterol

Another Reason to Quit Sugary Soft Drinks – Cholesterol

Posted: 05 May 2010 04:38 AM PDT

AS if there aren’t enough reasons to spend our calories elsewhere, a new study shows that

People who eat and drink high amounts of added sugars have lower blood levels of so-called good cholesterol and higher levels of harmful triglycerides than those with diets lower in such sweeteners

“We looked specifically at sugars that are added during the processing and preparation of foods,” said the paper’s lead author, Jean A. Welsh, a graduate researcher at Emory University in Atlanta. “Soft drinks are the most commonly consumed example and provide 30 percent of added sugar in the United States.” read more from the NY Times…

Here are a three more reasons to say no to soft drinks:

  1. A 12 oz drink per a day, over the course of a year, will add 18 pounds to your weight, compared to water consumption!
  2. Soft drinks diminish the taste of food.
  3. Tooth decay.

What to do at the supermarket:

Save time and money, not to mention improving your health – skip the beverage aisle…

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