Thrive II Preview

Study: This Single Dietary Change Could Easily Improve Your Health

Posted by on August 16, 2017 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health, Prevention with 5 Comments

soda drink food cola shelf-compressed

By Anna Scanlon | Natural Society

Noting how much Americans love their sugary drinks, Virginia Tech took to studying the health-compromising beverages. What the researchers found was that cutting out just one sugary drink per day can give you a noticeable overall health boost.


The study shows that extra calories coming from these highly sweetened drinks can be a big risk factor for obesity and type 2 diabetes, as many of us probably realize. Cutting out just one per day reduces the amount of calories ingested from added sugars, making more room for more healthful drinks, like water.

According to the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, sugary drinks should only account for 10% or less of calories per day. However, many people consume far more than this.

An adjunct faculty member of human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech, Kiyah J. Duffey said:

“We found that among U.S. adults who consume one serving of sugar-sweetened beverages per day, replacing that drink with water lowered the percent of calories coming from drinks from 17 to 11 percent. Even those who consumed more sugary drinks per day could still benefit from water replacement, dropping the amount of calories coming from beverages to less than 25 percent of their daily caloric intake.”

image-sugar-dietary-guidelines

It is also noted that those who drink a lot of sugary drinks tend to have a diet high in sugar and processed meats, both of which are not recommended in excess by dieticians. Those who consume lower-calorie drinks or water are far more likely to consume a diet rich with vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and healthy meats like fish and poultry.

The study states that although diet drinks are arguably better than the drinks loaded with sugar, they should still be consumed with caution. And while in general, those who consume diet drinks do have a healthier overall diet than those who consume soda regularly, their diets are still often associated with a high sugar content and are not as healthy as those who drink more water.

In conclusion, the study, published in the journal Nutrientsstates that even replacing one sugary beverage per day can really help.

Sources:

[1] UPI.com

[2] Voices of America

About Anna Scanlon:

Anna Scanlon is an author of YA and historical fiction and a PhD student at the University of Leicester where she is finishing her degree in modern history. You can find out more about Anna and her books on her lifestyle blog annainwonderland.co.uk.

Read more great articles at Natural Society.

Tags: , , , ,

Subscribe

If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect on YouTube

5 Reader Comments

Trackback URL Comments RSS Feed

  1. All I see is poison
    How is this even for a debate? ???

  2. I stopped drinking Sodas many years ago.

  3. Don Ruzicka Don Ruzicka says:

    They’re both bad maybe diet is worse

  4. Jo Ku Vaan Jo Ku Vaan says:

    Hah just DO NOT drink this shit xD

  5. Chris Miller Chris Miller says:

    Who cares you’re still gonna die .. Stupid

New Title

NOTE: Email is optional. Do NOT enter it if you do NOT want it displayed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FAIR USE NOTICE. Many of the articles on this site contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making this material available in an effort to advance the understanding of environmental issues, human rights, economic and political democracy, and issues of social justice. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of the copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of the US Copyright Law which contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. If you wish to use such copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use'...you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. And, if you are a copyright owner who wishes to have your content removed, let us know via the "Contact Us" link at the top of the site, and we will promptly remove it.

The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Conscious Life News assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms.

Paid advertising on Conscious Life News may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors. No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied.
Top
Send this to a friend