You might have heard lately some information about how people are consuming sugar-sweetened beverages. Unfortunately, oftentimes this information is distorted - as well as inaccurate.
The truth is this: all sugar-sweetened beverages (soda, juice drinks, teas, sports drinks, etc.) account for just six percent of the calories in the average American’s diet. That means that 94 percent of the calories that people consume come from other foods and beverages. Regular soda sales are down double digits since 1999, as Americans are choosing more low- and no-calorie options. On top of that, added sugars from soda are down 39 percent since 2000, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. At the same time, obesity rates and incidences of diabetes continued to rise.
And that’s why we created LetsClearItUp.org. Be sure to check it out, so you can get all the facts!