When is sugar in beverages too much?

Sugar in beverages varies, but one thing is sure – on the average we don’t equate the volume of sugar we drink to the volume of sugar we eat.

We may limit giving children cookies but we encourage fruit juice. For some reason we don’t think that that toddler is bouncing off the walls because of the apple juice we just gave them. It’s important to be aware of the volume of sugar in beverages. The average per person sugar consumption is simply too high, with some experts calling it the Global Sugar Glut. Type II diabetes is dramatically on the rise and creates life long health challenges.High sugar consumption is currently being investigated as contributing to various other diseases. And last, but not least, sugar puts on weight. Sugar in beverages just adds to those unhealthy calories.We really hope this slide show give you a OMG wake-up call when making choices for you and your family. I can’t tell you how many times we hear from patients, “But I don’t like water” Really? Maybe drinking water is a learned habit, but it is truly one of the most important things you can do for your health. Try adding just a small amount of natural juice to your water to give it a little flavor. We also found some fun fruit-infused water ideas to get you starte