The Dangers Of Soda, Sports Drinks, Sports Drinks And Sports Drinks

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One of the biggest health problems and dangers in America is sugar consumption. Many people consume sugar well beyond their suggested intake. Sugar is being consumed mostly through different beverages and causes health problems, many people do not want. Instead of grabbing the sugary beverage people are always used to, they will have to cut back or find some alternative choices for the good of their health. Most sugar consumption comes from different beverages like soda, sports drinks, coffee, juice, and energy drinks. The sugar content in a beverage is based off of the size of the beverage. Some of the different sizes are 8 ounces, 12 ounces, 16 ounces, and it goes on. According to livestrong.com, “A 12-ounce can of regular Coke contains 39 grams of total sugar” (Melodie Anne, 2017). That is a lot of sugar just for a can of Coke. Many other sodas contain similar amounts of sugar content in them if they are not diet or zero sodas. Another beverage that has a lot of sugar is sports drinks. Gatorade was invented at the University of Florida and it is made for elite athletes that actually need to consume it for sweat loss. An article by ABC News Medical Unit claims, “Athletes should only drink beverages like Gatorade in combination with water after prolonged, vigorous activity when they need to quickly replenish electrolytes” (Kim Carollo). The problem is sports drinks are easily available to people and they are always drinking them. Kids especially don’t need to be drinking

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