Drink Less Sugar-Sweetened Drinks
Drinks that have had sugar added to them increase your chance of gaining weight. Being overweight increases your risk of developing colorectal, breast, esophageal, kidney, pancreatic and uterine cancer. Drinks with added sugar contain lots of calories and very few nutrients. For example, one can of Coca Cola contains 10 teaspoons of sugar, 90 calories, and 0 nutrition.
To decrease the amount of sugar-sweetened drinks you consume:
- Choose water or unsweetened drinks instead of juice, soft drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks
- Try to reduce the amount of sugar you use in your tea and coffee
- When shopping, try to avoid buying drinks that have been sweetened with sugars like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup