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Fizzy drinks are the largest single source of sugar for children aged 11-18, and they provide an average of 29% of daily sugar intake.
Cutting out fizzy drinks is an easy way to reduce your sugar intake. By committing to going fizz free for the entire month of February it will make it easier to cut down on fizzy drinks for the rest of the year.
Excess sugar leads to development of unhealthy fat and weight gain, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, some cancers, and tooth decay.
Brighten up water
Make water an exciting alternative by adding a pop of colour. Add fruits like frozen berries,
kiwi and apple to make the water taste and look more interesting.
Make healthy swaps
Swap sugary drinks like fizzy drinks, energy drinks and juice for lower-fat
milk, water, sugar-free or no added-sugar drinks.
Try a water app
Download a water tracker app and mark off the glasses of water you drink per day!
Use a fun bottle
Buy a plain bottle and decorate it using permanent markers – the more fun the bottle,
the more likely you are to use it!
Ditch the energy drinks
Energy drinks aren’t suitable for those under 16 as they can contain a lot of sugar and caffeine.
Having energy drinks may be linked to difficulty sleeping, headaches and anxiety.
Find out more at www.fizzfreesandwell.co.uk