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Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Take Toll on Women's Health
A recent study reveals that adult women who drink two or more sugar-sweetened drinks a day have been associated with a larger waist and a higher risk of heart disease.
Cutting down on sugary drinks is beneficial to your overall health and can reduce your risk for health complications. Try these ideas instead of sugary sodas, fruit drinks or energy drinks:
- Drink fat-free or low-fat milk
- Add lemons or limes to your water
- Drink flavored water with no added sugar
- Drink ice water
- Drink 100-percent fruit juices without added sugars (limit yourself to 1 cup)
For more information, visit our Nutrition for Women section and consult a registered dietitian in your area. This year's theme for National Nutrition Month is "Get Your Plate in Shape." For videos, tips, games and other resources to help you eat healthfully, visit eatright.org/nnm.
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