Drinking too many sugary drinks may lead to developing chronic diseases.
Sugary drinks are beverages with any added sugar or caloric sweeteners.
"Regular” or non-diet sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks are all sugary drinks. Sweetened coffees and teas, aguas frescas, flavored milk, and juice drinks are also sugary drinks.
How much sugar is too much?
The amount of added sugar in most sugary drinks is more than the recommended daily limits.
The number of teaspoons of added sugar in each beverage pictured below are approximated. The exact number of teaspoons may vary by brand.
Drinking sugary drinks adds up.
Reduce sugar. Reduce risk of chronic disease. Choose water or low-fat milk instead of sugary drinks.
Drinking water is important to help your body work best. Use these tips to help you hydrate better with water.*
*Breastmilk and formula provide the fluids babies need for the first 6 months. Consult your pediatrician for more information about when to add water to your child’s diet.
For more information, please contact:
Healthy Communities Branch
1775 Story Road, Suite 120
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 251-4014