Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) May 31, 2019
Over the past several decades, a dramatic shift in health has occurred in the United States, and many other developed countries. Obesity has quickly become a leading nutritional disorder among adults and adolescents, and according to the World Health Organization, the prevalence of this obesity epidemic has more than doubled from 1975 to 2016.
Children are particularly susceptible to learning harmful habits as they typically follow the lifestyle example exhibited by their parents and/or guardians. When it comes to the daily intake of soda pop, and other sugary drinks, a study by Harvard University shows that “1 in 4 people get at least 200 calories from such drinks; and 5% get at least 567 calories—equivalent to four cans of soda.” Not only is this habit detrimental to adults, but it also serves as a poor example of nutritional and self-care practices among adolescents.
The human body is primarily composed of water; for this reason, it is recommended that children ages 5-12 drink between 1 and 2 liters of water daily, depending on their own specific age bracket. When the main source of daily liquid intake stems from high caloric sources with little nutritional value, the body is taxed with an overload of unwanted calories. The kidneys must then work overtime to filter out any artificial substances such as dyes, corn syrups and flavorings. These additional calories from soda pop and other sugary drinks can attribute to obesity in adults and adolescents.
Educating our youth by example encourages them to be more aware of their daily beverage choices and proper self-care for their developing bodies. Knowing the health risks associated with sugary and highly caffeinated beverages helps to encourage all generations to consider a better approach to long-term health and well-being.
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