Drink More Water
Sugary drinks, like soda, fruit juice, sweet tea, energy drinks, horchata, smoothies and many coffee drinks, are a leading cause of obesity and chronic diseases. Many of these drinks contain the same amount of sugar as 20 sugar packets!
It’s not just sodas that are bad for us either: even drinks with “natural” sugar can be just as bad for us as “artificially sweetened” drinks. Sugar-sweetened beverages increase health risks like heart disease and diabetes. (Not to mention toothaches and cavities!) And, sadly, West Chicagoans buy more soda than 60-80% of communities all around the country. West Chicagoans buy more soda than 60-80% of communities all around the country.