Fizzy drinks, mocktails, cocktails and every other sugary beverage were mostly a man’s favorite sometime back. These days, there are more and more women getting a taste of these, feeling elated being on par and reaping the effects of such actions. Sugary beverages are like magic potions-they attract even our little ones tremendously. They have a rock-solid market, fan-following and with peak summer soon approaching these beverages would be ruling our lives for the next three months or so. Your favorite cricketer or actress might be the brand ambassador for your favorite soft drink but how many times do you think they drink it? Maybe you are also never going to drink these and other sugary beverages after reading below.
Sugary Beverages Have a Greater Impact on a Woman’s Lifespan
None is unaware of the presence of poisonous white sugar in many of our beverages and energy drinks and well, it might be slow poison after all as frequently consuming sugary drinks such as sodas, juices or energy drinks is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and cancer too. Reduce your consumption of sugary drinks and reduce your risk of death.
A new research conducted by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health shows that drinking more than two sugary beverages in a day impacts health, longevity and wellness. This was a long-term study that followed more than 80,000 women and 37,000 men for almost 30 years questioning them on their diet and lifestyle every four years. Results showed that compared to those who had one sugary beverage a month those who consumed two drinks every day were at an:
Yet another study too showed that consuming more than one sugary drink every day increased the risk of stroke, heart attack and premature death in women above 50 years of age. Though both the studies imply the same effect researchers are still unsure of the exact association between drinking artificial beverages and the risk of premature death.
The only solution here to prevent any sort of mishaps in the first place is to choose water over any beverage. It’s simple and straightforward with zero calories. Cut down on sugary drinks, the so-called energy drinks and juices that add nothing but sugar to your body. Its not only the calories that are accumulated with each drink that you consume but also the amount of risk that is posed to your health that increases multi-folds.
AVOID FRAUD. EAT SMART.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.