- A study from Tufts University looked at the link between sugary drinks and the nutrition habits of over 900 adults. Results showed that those who drank the largest amounts of sugary drinks were at a higher risk of obesity and had a lower intake of fiber.
- The American Heart Association recommends no more than 25 grams for women, and 38g for men of ADDED sugars a day be consumed.
- Check out how many grams of sugar are in some popular drinks:
Monster 16 oz 200 cal, 54 g
Frappuccino Café Vanilla 420 cal, 70 g
Coke 20 oz bottle 239 cal, 67 g
Medium McDonalds Sweet Tea 184 cal, 45 g
16 oz Lemonade 232 cal, 62 g
Water is… 0!!
- Water helps to…. energize you?!?
Sure does! Many times when we feel tired we are also most likely a little dehydrated too. Drinking some ice cold water and even having a snack in the afternoon can be just as good or EVEN BETTER than drinking a pop or coffee!
- Ditch those plastic water bottles!!!
Did you know Americans used about 50 billion plastic water bottles last year? However, the U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year.
The recommended eight glasses of water a day, at U.S. tap rates equals about $.49 per year; that same amount of bottled water is about $1,400.
- Water can aid in..
weight loss, improves skin, digestion, metabolism.. you name it!
- Sometimes just water gets a tad old. Try adding some natural flavor to your water bottles.. For best flavor, add some slices of your choice of produce into a pitcher and keep in fridge for 4 hours. You can also purchase a fruit infuser water bottle as well. (Cyber Monday deals are out there today!)
- Produce to add.. lime, lemon, berries, cucumber, strawberry slices, mint leaves, oranges and more
Kelly Devine Rickert
MVCC Wellness Coordinator