By GalTime Nutritionist Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN
You may be reaching for a chilled or bubbly beverage while you read this! But before you take that first sip, check out this terrific excerpt from the timely new book, Go UnDiet by Gloria Tsang, RD to help you make the most healthful (not to mention waist friendly) beverage selections:
What Happened to Water?
Our beverage consumption patterns have shifted markedly during the 20 th century, and they continue to evolve. In his study,[i] Dr. Barry Popkin found an increase in the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. Findings from the American Heart Association back this up as well. The AHA found that over the past 30 years, our total calorie intake has increased about 150-300 calories per day - and half of that increase comes from liquid calories, primarily in the form of sweetened drinks[ii]. In fact, across all age groups, from toddlers to senior citizens, we now drink more calorie-containing drinks than we drink water. InRead More »from Thirst Quenchers or Weight Gainers?