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The variety of beverages Americans, including children, drink has changed markedly in the past few decades. We’ve witnessed an explosion of choices: regular soda, fruit drinks, sport drinks, lemonade, iced tea, coffee drinks, slurpies, and more. Many of them, unfortunately, are sweetened with high fructose corn syrup – ostensibly sugar. Other than energy (calories), these beverages offer very little nutrition. Food companies are finding more ways to sneak in advertising to kids! This bevy of beverages has led to negative news with regard to children’s health.
Learn more at Health Problems Associated With Sweetened Drinks.