Public Enemy No. 1 isn’t John Dillinger, according to health experts. It’s soft drinks. Dr. Sanjay Gupta recently released a report on CNN about the dangers of soft drinks. The main problem lies in our “lack of ambition for working out” and our eagerness to drink soda.
According to a recent study, approximately one in four Americans get at least 200 calories a day from sugary drinks. So, if you are one of the twenty five percent of Americans overindulging in soda, limiting, or quitting, could cause substantial savings in calories. “If you switch from Coke to water, that’s easy,” says Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, a professor at the University of North Carolina. “You don’t have to make big complicated changes in how you cook, and shop, and all that. And the number of calories you can save, can be substantial.”
For the occasional low-calorie juice, we have a great recipe for lemonade (substitute water for club soda if you crave some bubbles):
- 1 cup fresh lemon or lime juice
- 2/3 cup Xagave
- 4 to 5 cups of water
Steps: Mix Xagave, lemon juice and water in pitcher. Add ice and serve.
This recipe is 65 calories per serving, nearly a 50% savings from conventional juice!
For a link to the video and full article: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/27/health/soda-obesity/index.html?iref=allsearch