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Making Healthier Choices: Alternatives to Sugary Sodas

Looking to make healthier choices than traditional sodas? With concerns about the impact of sugary drinks on health, experts recommend cutting back on sugary beverages. Dietitians suggest alternatives like sparkling water with fruit juice, unsweetened tea, kombucha, or fruit-infused water. By exploring these options, individuals can reduce sugar intake, improve health, and still enjoy refreshing beverages.

Study Links Toddler Consumption of Sugary Drinks to Adult Obesity Risk

Recent study by Swansea University links consumption of sugary drinks in toddlers to risk of adult obesity. Girls who drank pure fruit juice gained less weight compared to fizzy drinks, while boys’ weight remained stable. Toddlers who drank cola at age three consumed more calories, fat, protein, and sugar but less fiber. Lead researcher emphasizes the importance of establishing healthy dietary habits early in life to prevent weight gain and combat obesity.

Study Links Sweetened Beverages to Increased Risk of Irregular Heart Rhythms

Study published in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology links sweetened beverage consumption to increased risk of irregular heart rhythms. Consuming two liters or more per week of artificially sweetened drinks associated with 20% higher risk of atrial fibrillation. Conversely, consuming one liter or less of unsweetened juice per week linked to 8% lower risk. Observational study suggests potential health risks associated with sweetened beverages, shedding light on the impact on heart health and the need for further research.

Daily Consumption of Soft Drinks Linked to Higher Risk of Liver Cancer in Women, Study Finds

Women who consume soft drinks daily may be at a higher risk of developing liver cancer and chronic hepatitis, according to a recent observational study. The study, led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed nearly 100,000 postmenopausal women…