Great article from Anahad O’Connor who reports in the New York Times Coca-Cola funding scientists who shift blame for obesity away from bad diets.
The suggestion from the Coca-Cola funded scientists is that there should be an increase in physical activity while the scientists remain quiet about what affects a sugary can of Coke plays in nutrition and our health.
Growing evidence suggests weight loss is easier when people limit their intake of high glycemic foods such as sugary drinks and other refined carbohydrates, which elevate blood sugar.
Daily Sugar Allowance
A 12-ounce can of regular Coca-Cola contains approximately 140 Calories, 39 grams of total sugar, which and up being about 9 1/3 teaspoons of sugar. You will not see sugar clearly listed if you read the ingredients on a can of Coca-Cola. As a lower-cost sugar alternative, Coke in the United States, is made with high fructose corn syrup. High fructose corn syrup is actually the second ingredient in Coke right behind carbonated water.
No matter what gender you are, a single 12-ounce can of Coke can bring you to 85% to over the maximum daily sugar allowance for the day recommended by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the American Heart Association
Considering Coke and most other soft drinks are incredibly rich in sugar, often exceed our daily sugar allowance and doesn’t offer you any vitamins, minerals or fiber, ideally, you should remove that tasty beverage from your diet all together. Really try to swap Coke for a soda water, add a splash of cranberry juice, orange juice, or a squeezed lemon for a little flavour. As you adjust to the taste, eventually you might consider drinking soda water in place of Coke all the time. If you need a caffeine kick, try coffee with grass fed butter and MCT oil. You will get your caffeine without all the added sugar. It will be more satiating, helps to avoid hunger cravings and you will lose weight
while increasing your mental and physical energy.
Get the whole New York Times Article
Don’t deprive your body with empty Calories. Be mindful when choosing your drink and Unleash Your Optimal Self!