How healthy is a sugary drink?
Sugary drinks have something of a bad reputation in terms of how healthy they are and some experts have now stated that they believe that we should all restrict ourselves to just one sugary drink per week to prevent us from developing a range of health issues from cancer and heart disease to diabetes.
A major review of research into added sugars found excess consumption is linked to 45 health conditions and those who enjoy sugary drinks – such as fizzy drinks, smoothies and fruit juices – could be at particular risk. They urge us all to stick to the World Health Organisation’s six teaspoons a day to stave off such things as tooth decay.
The research stated that for each sugary drink consumed a day, people have a 17 per cent higher risk of heart disease, leading to heart attacks and stroke.