Drinking sodas and other sugary drinks like sweetened ice teas, Vitamin Water, Gatorade, energy drinks, sweetened coffee drinks, lemonade, and juice can lead to obesity, type II diabetes, and other serious health problems.
For good health, stick to water, seltzer, and low-fat milk.
Do you know how much sugar you're drinking?
Visit http://www.choosehealthla.com/multimedia/sugar-calculator/ to find out.
Poster from the NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
The Health Benefits of Water
Drink a glass of water in the morning to start your day right - try for 8 glasses (64 ounces) throughout the day
Water has 0 calories and sugar! A switch to water from a 20 ounce soda will lose 250 calories and 16 teaspoons of sugar
Having a glass of water with every meal can keep you from overeating
To prevent dehydration, drink water before you start physical activity and drink more after you are done
Water helps keep your whole body healthy
Water keeps your energy levels up
Information from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
"Pouring on the Pounds" Campaign
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