What does 65 pounds of sugar have to do with you??
This is the amount of sugar consumed if a person drinks only one can of soda a day for one year. Visualize over 16 four-pound bags of sugar stacked up. Add to this the amount of sugar commonly consumed from other food sources. The amount is staggering!
We all know drinking too much soda is probably not good for our health, but few of us consistently choose a healthier alternative. Here are some facts about soda that may inspire you to make some changes in your family's choice of beverages.
Question: Will I gain weight by drinking soda?
Answer: You will certainly add extra calories to your diet. A 12-ounce soda contains 10-12 teaspoons of sugar. Sugar content is listed in "grams" on the label. Four grams equal one teaspoon of sugar
Grab the nearest can of non-diet soda you can find and read the sugar content. It will probably contain around 40 grams of sugar which is the equivalent of 10 teaspoons. Those 10 teaspoons add about 150 calories to your diet. On a 2,000 calorie daily diet, with no other changes to your activity level, you could easily gain up to 15 pounds over a year. It is common to purchase soda in a 20-ounce, 44-ounce, or even 64-ounce size container and sip throughout the day.
Soda is an empty calorie offender. We need to be able to care for ourselves, and keep an eye on what our kids drink-- especially when lots of restaurants are giving ridiculously huge servings of soda in "supersized" offerings.
Although I do drink diet soda, I find the aspirtame makes me feel more thirsty.
I have taken to keeping a large glass pitcher of water in the refrigerator. It really does satisfy the thirst.
Those who commissioned this ad said we are a visual society.... they could say the words, but having this graphic with the gross fat, makes the point in a stronger way.
I think it is a great ad. If it stirs up controversy, than the ad is working!