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Drink Water Instead of Sugary Drinks

Regular soda and other sweet drinks are high in calories because they have a lot of added sugar. Just one can of regular soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar! Instead, reach for a tall glass of water.

  • Try adding a slice of lemon, lime, cucumber, or watermelon or a splash of 100% juice to your glass of water if you want some flavor.
  • For a change, try unsweetened sparkling water.
  • Other drinks include fat-free or low-fat milk or a small glass of 100% juice. (Check the label. Does it say “no added sugar”?)
  • Sugary drinks are not limited to soda and fruit drinks. Many sweetened teas, coffees, and sports drinks are high in added sugars. Check the label.
  • If you do have an occasional sugar-sweetened drink, choose the small size.