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WE’RE STILL DRINK­ING TOO MUCH LIQ­UID SUGAR

Best Health - - NUTRITION -

Good news: We’re drink­ing less pop than we were a decade ago. Bad news: We’ve re­placed it with op­tions like sports drinks and syrupy cof­fees, says Amanda Nash, a di­eti­tian with the Heart and Stroke Foun­da­tion in Win­nipeg. A 2017 re­port from the Univer­sity of Water­loo found sales of en­ergy drinks in­creased by 638 per­cent in the past 12 years, while sales of spe­cialty cof­fees in­creased by 579 per­cent. En­ergy drinks con­tain 84 grams of sugar, sports drinks con­tain about 40 grams, and your av­er­age flavoured latte comes in at around 36 grams.

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