The effect of sugary drinks on your teeth

Weight gain and dental decay are only some of the consequences of drinking sugary drinks, but did you know that a diet inclusive of sugary drinks can increase your chances of getting type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers?

With about 10 teaspoons of sugar in every can of regular soft drink you are better off replacing sugary drinks with water, reduced-fat milk or unsweetened drinks. The “sugary drinks are bad for you” speech is certainly not new, however, most of us don’t realize just how much sugar we consume on drinks only, remember that sugar is not only present in soft drinks but in sports drinks, energy drinks and flavoured water, so how much sugar are YOU really consuming?, not sure?, maybe the infographic below can help:

sugary-drink-infographic

  • If you would like to find out more information on this topic go here
  • If you just had a can of sugary drink go here and find out how long you would need to walk for to burn those calories you just drank!

Taken and adapted from Rethink sugary drinks

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