Health Effects of Sugary Drinks
We are now having a shocking news for sugary drinks addicts such as soda and fruit juice.
As the consumption of sweetened sodas, sports drinks and even 100% fruit juice increases cancer risks in human body.
Also, most of the sugar-sweetened beverages have little or no nutritional value but lots of calories and many harmful health effects.
And a study Published in the British medical journal, revealed that a 100 (ml) a day increase in consumption of sugary drinks is linked to an 18 per cent increased risk of overall cancer and a 22 per cent increased risk of breast cancer.
Also, a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society (ACS) said the findings should give consumers pause, because obesity is a known risk factor for cancer.
And Colleen Doyle, managing director of nutrition and physical activity at the ACS noted that “A lot of the research on sugar-sweetened drinks and cancer has been tied to obesity,”
And “Across the board, it’s a good idea to reduce any sugar-sweetened beverage,” she advised.
So, people who drink a lot of sugary drinks have a higher risk of having cancer, although the evidence cannot establish a direct causal link.
What Is A Sugary Drink?
Sugary drinks are beverages that has added sugars or sweeteners and it include soda and other carbonated soft drinks.
And sports drinks, vitamin-enhanced drinks, energy drinks, fruit-flavored or powdered drinks, sweetened tea and coffee drinks, and flavored milk or milk alternatives.
Also, additional the sugar in these drinks adds calories and little or no nutrients.
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Recommended amounts of fruit juice
The recommendations for kids that are between the ages of 1 and 6 are to limit fruit juice consumption to 6 ounces per day.
Also, we have to consider both fruit juices and sugar-sweetened beverages when we talk about how much sugar we consume on a daily basis.
And between the two, we should go in favor of fruit juice: “Given its vitamin and mineral content, fruit juice in small amounts may have a beneficial effect that isn’t seen with sodas and other sugar-sweetened beverages.”