Have you ever stopped to take note of how many grams of sugar is in your 600ml regular soft drink? Have you ever counted up the number of teaspoons of sugar in your hot beverages across the day? Is that latte a regular or a skim?
It’s not so surprising that much of our daily energy intake (kilojoules) is consumed through liquid sources as it goes down easily and we never feel full. For example, a 375ml can of soft drink has around 10-13 teaspoons of sugar and a tall regular latte is the equivalent to eating 3 small bananas. But these are drinks we would have as well as food items so it’s a double whammy in kilojoules!
The best way to hydrate is with the good ol’ stuff that fish do things in… Water.
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