Sugary drinks have been shown to have various negative effects on your health, so quitting them for your New Year’s resolution could be one simple and easy way to feel and look better in 2018.
The Boston Public Health Commission found that drinking large amounts of sugary drinks increases the risk of weight gain, developing Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and gout.
Children are 60 per cent more likely to be obese with every sugary drink they consume per day. This means three glasses of squash makes your child 180 times more likely to be overweight.
They said: “Drinking just one 20-ounce bottle of a sugary beverage per day can result in gaining 25 extra pounds per year.”
Weight loss is difficult, but steering clear of sugary drinks is one sure fire way to avoid putting on extra pounds, scientists believe.
Thirty studies from previous years have all shown that drinking sugary drinks is linked to being overweight and obese.
Drinks that are sweetened with extra sugar have been shown to be linked to obesity in adults and children.
A whopping 93 per cent of research projects showed the positive correlation.
One study shows that adults aiming to lose weight who cut out sugary drinks lost more weight than those who didn’t.
The NHS said: “A high sugar content means a drink is also high in calories, which can contribute towards you becoming overweight.
“Cutting down on these drinks is a good way of reducing the number of calories you consume while not missing out on any nutrients.
“Likewise, getting children to drink fewer sugary drinks is a good way of limiting the amount of sugar they consume. Children who drink a lot of sugary drinks are more likely to become overweight.”
Scientists have no claimed that countries that haven’t already should take action to encourage people to drink less of the sweet beverages.
Dr Farpour-Lambert, who conducted the review the journal Obesity Facts said: “The evidence base linking SSBs with obesity and overweight in children and adults has grown substantially in the past 3 years.
“This new, more recent evidence suggests that SSB consumption is positively associated with obesity in children.
“Public health policies should aim to reduce the consumption of SSBs and encourage healthy alternatives such as water.”
Another drink that could help you lose weight is apple cider vinegar.
According to experts apple cider vinegar is an effective weight loss tool, with many scientific studies verifying the vinegar’s various health benefits.
Apple cider vinegar is a drink made from fermented apples, which is said to have numerous positive health properties, including weight loss. The vinegar can be taken as a drink and also used on food.
Numerous studies have shown the extent to which apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight.