We won’t sugarcoat it: sugary drinks like energy drinks, pop, and fruit drinks are putting everyone’s health at risk – especially kids. Research has linked the consumption of these beverages with hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and more.
Kicking the sugary drink habit will help you and your kids maintain a healthy weight and decrease your odds of developing chronic illness. Dump sugary drinks today and set your family on the road to a longer, healthier life. What could be sweeter?
Water and low-fat white milk are the healthiest replacements for sugary drinks. Get a refillable water bottle to carry with you so you always have a drink on hand.
To keep things interesting, here are some tasty variations on plain water:
WATER INFUSED WITH FRUIT
(Try one of the recipes at rethinkyourdrinkmi.org.)
JUICE + SPARKLING WATER
(100% fruit juice has a lot of natural sugar – dilute with sparkling water to make your own fruity pop substitute!)