A recent article in Science Daily suggests that SSB’s (Sugar Sweetened Beverages) may contribute to obesity in the US, and specifically in children. While this may be no surprise to many involved in the health industry, many consumers may have no clue. It is common for families, churches, and other common gateways to have large amounts of SSBs available.
I have to admit that in my twenties and beyond it took a long time to catch on to the fact that SSBs, among other things, were a huge contributing factor in the equation in which the product was my growing mid section, AKA my belly fat. I recall thinking that gaining weight is just what happens as you get older. My attitude changed and I have benefited greatly from it shaving nearly 20 pounds of extra weight. I now more often choose beverages like our healthy energy drink which has minimal to impact on weight gain. It doesnt hurt that I actually enjoy drinking it. I’ve mentioned the fact before in other posts that when you do the math, the calories that SSBs contain add up exponentially over days, weeks and months. It is also important to remember that even healthier alternatives to SSBs like orange or apple juice can add up to many potentially unwanted calories and hence added weight or fat.
Pointing out that SSB’s are a contributing factor to obesity in children is an important highlight however there is a much bigger picture to consider . We offer that others will consider a more holistic approach, by looking at their overall well being and take actions to improve every facet of their health picture involving diet, exercise, and mental well being.
We proud to produce a holistic alternative to SSBs with our healthy energy elixir . We are honored and thrilled to provide a product that inspires happiness by contributing to the overall health of our fellow man / woman.
Obesity Society. “Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to U.S. obesity epidemic, particularly among children.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 April 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140423132427.htm>