Drinking soda, sports drinks, and other sugary beverages increase the risk of dying from heart diseases and cancers. Harvard researchers published a study revealing sugary drinks to be associated with a higher risk of dying from breast or colon cancer.
Swapping sugary drinks for diet versions could moderately reduce a person’s risk.
Guidelines to follow:
- Added sugar should make up less than 10% of total calories a person consumes per day (if you consume 2,000 per day, only 200 should be sugar in drinks)
Best thing to do: only drink water.
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