WE’RE STILL DRINKING TOO MUCH LIQUID SUGAR
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.