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Unhealthy: Half of Americans Drink Sugary Beverages Every Day


Half of Americans Drink Sugary Beverages Every Day

An average can of sugared soda or juice contains between 10 and 12 teaspoons of sugar, and even though sweetened drinks have been linked to the obesity epidemic plaguing the US, about half of the population drinks a sugared beverage each day. Health officials recommend that people limit their sugary drink consumption to less than half a can a day, yet one in 20 Americans drinks the equivalent of more than four. Males tend to consume more than females, poor people drink more sugary beverages than the wealthy, and blacks get more of their calories from sweetened beverages than other racial and ethnic groups. More… Discuss