Everyone knows that soda is so bad for you, but it tastes oh, so good. Which is why it’s hard to not want to drink it. After a study that has come out, you may want to re-think your position on drinking, this sugary nectar.
Per this new study it suggests 30% of kids throughout the United States drink more than 2 sugary beverages each day, and 2 out of 3 kids drink at least 1 sugary beverage each day. That’s astounding! Don’t you think?
According to the study’s author if kids are drinking 2 or more sugary beverages a day, that translates to them consuming 10% of their daily calories from added sugar. What’s the problem with that? This consumption of added sugar is linked to cholesterol and diabetes. Not good.
The study was released by the National Center for Health Statistics who studied data from the CDC starting in 2011 through 2014.
Interestingly enough while 30% of kids drink 2 or more sugary beverages each day seems really high, is down from 60% in 2010 per the CDC.
According to the American Heart Association they want kids to consume no more than 100 calories a day from sugary beverages. We’re making progress in that regard as the study in 2010 indicated that kids took in 155 calories a day from sugary beverages. And this recent study reveals that kids now take in 143 calories from sugary beverages each day. Progress is being made, slow but sure. Which is all you can ask for.