Back in the day, I drank quite a bit of pop. I would go through a 24 case of pop super fast, probably having at least 2 cans of soda a day. I almost never drank water. Not exactly a healthy choice! Today, I rarely buy pop for the house. The only time I put a 2L bottle of pop in my shopping cart is when company is coming over. I still indulge in pop when I go out to eat, but other than that, no pop!
How much pop do Canadians consume? A new survey of Canadian mothers conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of Nestlé Waters
Canada reveals that, on average, moms are consuming between three to four soft drinks per week, with 39% not looking to reduce their intake of the sugary drinks. The World Health Organization suggests that daily sugar intake be six teaspoons for the average adult. Statistics Canada says that the average adult consumes 26 teaspoons of sugar. Think about it just in terms of coffee – 2-3 cups of coffee a day with 1-2 scoops of sugar. There is your daily recommended intake just in coffee alone.
Sherry Torkos, a pharmacist and author of “The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine says that the current sugar intake of Canadians is alarming. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to many serious health conditions including obesity, diabetes and dental cavities.Reducing your consumption of sugared beverages will help reduce your overall daily sugar intake. For a healthy alternative, try swapping soft drinks or juice with sparkling water. Sparking water is free of both sugar and calories, making it an easy way to cutback on your sugar consumption so you can enjoy a healthier life.
A strategy to help reduce sugar intake is to swap out sugary drinks for drinks without sugar. Water is an obvious choice, but to make things more fun – swap out your pop for a bubbly water drink. As part of its commitment to helping families live healthier lives, Nestlé Waters Canada is challenging Canadians to take the “Live Healthy. Live Bubbly. 7 Day Challenge.” By clicking here, Canadians can learn important information regarding hydration and pledge to swap one sugared beverage with Nestlé
Pure Life Sparkling Natural Spring Water, in great tasting Original, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin Orange and Raspberry Lime, for seven days to kick start their efforts to reduce their sugar intake.
Are you up to the challenge to swap out a sugary drink for some sparkling water for 7 days?
Disclaimer – This post is a sponsored post for which I received compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.