How to Kick Your Soda Habit
Many people have made resolutions and goals for the new year that include getting more exercise, improving sleep, losing weight, and in general just getting healthier.
There are thousands of diets, cleanses, and eating plans out there - many of which you may have tried in the past. However, there is one simple way that you can accomplish a number of these health goals all at once: cut back your sugar intake.
The American Heart Association recommends that we consume only about 6-9 teaspoons of added sugar per day, which is equal to about 24-36 grams. In reality, we consume around 77 grams per day - that's equal to 19 teaspoons!
Are you a person that drinks soda every day? We have some bad news: one can of regular soda contains 39 grams of sugar. That means by drinking just one can of soda per day already exceeds your daily recommended minimum, and that doesn’t include any of the other added sugars that are in the food almost everyone in America eats regularly. (Don’t be fooled - diet soda has a whole other set of risks associated with it!)
So what do you do if you’re addicted to your daily soda fix, and want to cut back? Here’s the good news: we have some great tips to help you kick your soda habit for good this year.