When you ask a man about your favorite cake, it’s almost certain that he will answer … sausage. Many men appreciate the taste of a juicy steak or herring much more than sweetness. Unfortunately, many of them do not pay attention to the drinks they use during the day. Speech, of course, with sweetened beverages, which are consumed daily in large quantities, affect the deterioration of health.
Morning coffee with two teaspoons of sugar, then a liter of carbonated drink to the car, in the meantime tea with two teaspoons of sugar and a coffee or energy drink in the afternoon. This is the everyday life of many men who say that they do not eat sugar at all … Meanwhile, sugar from sugary drinks can contribute to overweight or obesity to a large extent. High consumption of sweet drinks also promotes the development of dental caries, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, or even malignant tumors.
Meanwhile, according to the researcher Kiyah J. Duffey of Virginia, replacing even one glass of a sweetened drink with water daily can help reduce weight and improve overall health.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends limiting the consumption of simple sugars to less than 10%. daily energy demand. This means that an adult person should not eat more than 50g of sugar per day, or up to 12 teaspoons. It seems a lot, but drinking 1 glass of carbonated drink can provide up to 5 teaspoons of sugar !!!
According to WHO experts, reducing sugar intake to less than 5 percent. daily energy demand would give even better results of health improvement, but it is very difficult to achieve by eating standard food products. Meanwhile, the goal of 10% energy from sugar can easily be achieved by giving up sweetened beverages.
Researchers in Virginia have proven that replacing only one sweetened water beverage reduces the amount of calories from drinks from 17% to 11%. The same study also proved that people who reach for caloric sweetened drinks are much more eager to eat red and processed meat, refined grains or sweets. In turn, those who tend to sip on calorie-free drinks such as water and unsweetened coffee and tea, often eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish and poultry.
Perhaps the decision to change the drinks consumed is the beginning of a good change in the way of nutrition? It is often the case that giving up sugary drinks stabilizes blood glucose levels, reduces body mass, which motivates the person to further changes in their lifestyle. This phenomenon is observed in patients who report to diet clinics.
It is worth to do some experiment to put sugar added to coffee and tea for two weeks and give up sweetened beverages and all fruit juices. After two weeks of such an experiment, each sweetened drink will seem too sweet and you will find that you do not need them anymore. Permanent discontinuation of sweet drinks will result in reduced weight, and thus improvement in well-being, which may also be the beginning of a better and healthier lifestyle for you.