Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Medically reviewed by Dr.Ruden Cakoni, MD, Endocrinologist
Now, please understand that I do not want to go into medical details. I want to emphasize why it is important to know
We must know what we are going to supply to our body needs: GARBAGE or GOODS?!
In this study, the sugar juices were classified as:
(1) = Sugar Sweetened Soft Drinks
(2) = Artificially Sweetened Soft Drinks
As you may see, some "substances" are reported as "added" to these drinks. And, here springs the culprit of the up-coming problems.
Let's go on with the study findings. Consuming twelve ounces of sugar daily can increase the risk for type 2 diabetes by twenty-two percent. This is very important as the limitation of calories of sugar-sweetened beverages per week is
according to the recommendations of the American Heart Association.
Let's make some calculation:
36 ounces / 7 days = 5 ounces per day.
So, if you decide to have a soft drink, you should not overpass the limit of 5 oz of total daily calories, which is very unlikely to happen as sugar-added soft drinks have much more calories.
Therefore, if you are used to take such drinks on a regular base, you can see with how much calories you are "overloading" your body unless you are doing some jobs that need extra calories.
As no association was found regarding the consumption of juices and nectars and the diabetes risk; that's why I wanted to discuss the "added substances" - sugar and/or artificial sweeteners.
Now, at the end, our body needs each type of foods: sugar, proteins, fat, vitamins, minerals, etc., in the right quantity and the right moment. If you do not resist to a can of soda, you can have it once or twice a week.
It is better to have your own juice with a teaspoon of added sugar each day than to have a can of soda.
Think it over!
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