Sugar, sugar, sugar…we all love it in almost everything! High consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, fruit juice, and sweetened teas is associated in children with higher triglyceride levels. Researchers found in a group of 600 young people that as sugary drink consumption decreased over 12 months their HDL (good) cholesterol increased. Reducing just one or more servings per day made a significant difference.
Replace sugary beverages with the universal zero calorie drink–water!
Fred Hardinge DrPH, RD
Source: PositiveChoices.com. Used with permission.