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97.5 Y- Country Medical Minute – Drink Smart, Drink Water

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Drink Smart, Drink Water

Water may seem boring, but it is the healthiest option when choosing a beverage.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute discusses the importance of limiting sugar added beverages in your daily diet.

Sugar-sweetened beverages such as sodas, juice, chocolate milk, and even sports drinks contain added sugar.  These beverages are not only bad for your teeth, they also increase the chance of becoming overweight, and increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Did you know? Four grams of sugar is equal to one teaspoon.

Drink Smart, Drink Water

Check your labels to see how much sugar is in the beverages you consume.

Water – 0 tsp., 0g., 0 Calories

6 oz. Juice Pouch – 5 tsp., 20 g., 80 Calories

6.75 oz. Apple Juice – 6 tsp., 24g., 101 Calories

8.3 oz. Energy Drink – 7 tsp., 27g., 110 Calories

12 oz. Cola – 10 tsp., 39g., 140 Calories

20 oz. Sports Drink – 8 tsp., 34g., 130 Calories

20 oz., Citrus Soda – 19 tsp., 77g., 290 Calories

Y-Country Medical Minute
Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.