Here’s an excerpt from an article I want to share from the New York Times. It really rings a bell for me as when people buy readymade teas, coffees and juices at stores, they don’t think about how much sugar they’re taking in with each drink. These teas, coffees and juices are all culprits of obesity. It’s ridiculous how for some reason they’re passed over as drink to avoid because of their names and how healthy their healthy alternatives help people. It’s so much healthier to just make the drinks yourself at home.
Excerpt of Seriously, Juice is Not Healthy
Obesity affects 40 percent of adults and 19 percent of children in the United States and accounts for more than $168 billion in health care spending each year. Sugary beverages are thought to be one of the major drivers of the obesity epidemic. These drinks (think soda and sports drinks) are the largest single source of added sugars for Americans and contribute, on average, 145 added caloriesa day to our diets. For these reasons, reducing sugary beverage consumption has been a significant focus of public health intervention. Most efforts have focused on sodas.
But not juice. Juice, for some reason, gets a pass. It’s not clear why…