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Holistic Nursing: Battling Sugary Drinks

A close up of a bottle of soda

Only thing soft about these drinks is what it does to our stomaches.

Holistic nursing professionals are doing their best to get the word out on sugary drinks and the dangers they pose to us.    Sugar in itself is not bad for us.   Sugar is a carbohydrate and an excellent source of energy.   When we consume 65 grams of it per 20 oz bottle of soda that is where the problem starts.   Would you eat three candy bars in one sitting?   Probably not.   Then why would you drink that much sugar?   This excessive sugar intake is spearheading the obesity problem facing many of us today.   Holistic health care and nutritional experts state that eliminating sugary drinks from your diet could help lose 15 pounds a year.   For more on this subject:

By Dr Susan Blumental, MD
From Huffington Post

Holistic Nursing Exposes The Truth About Sugary Drinks

In the United States, two-thirds of adults and one-third of children are overweight or obese. Research has demonstrated a significant link between sugar consumption and weight gain. Cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats are well-known indulgences, but a stealth culprit in America’s obesity epidemic comes in liquid form. Sodas and other sugary drinks do not make consumers feel full, and therefore, people do not compensate for these calories by reducing the amount of food they eat throughout the day. This phenomenon leads to weight gain. As our country addresses a growing health, economic and national security crisis caused by obesity, public health officials are seeking to address the most significant source of added sugar in the American diet: sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs).

For the full article please go here.

Not quite ready to break the sugary drink addiction?   Lucky for us sweet toothed individuals holistic nursing professionals have created a list of not so sugary sweet drinks.   For others who are ready to quit cold turkey, green tea is an excellent choice.   It is high in antioxidants and has shown to have weight loss increasing compounds,  For those reasons, it is my drink of choice.    Live well!

A green tea field.

The one and only ingredient in green tea.

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