You may have already heard about the new campaign in New York to cut down on sugary soft drink consumption. The New York City Health Department issued a news release encouraging citizens to make resolutions for better health including:
Eating less is one way to lose weight, but choosing different beverages may be easier. The calories in a daily bottle of soda can make you 10 pounds fatter over a year’s time, without ever filling you up. If you’re among the millions of New Yorkers who live on sugar-sweetened beverages, spare yourself some empty calories by switching to water or seltzer. And when you’re looking for a boost, try plain coffee or tea. The sugar you add yourself won’t approach the amounts found in bottled products and coffeehouse concoctions.
You can see the Health Department’s new video on sugar-sweetened beverages.