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Are You Pouring on the Pounds?
Disgusted? Most people don't realize how easy it is to gain weight from drinking sugary sodas, juice drinks, sport drinks and sweetened tea and coffee drinks. Just one 20-ounce bottle of soda can pack 250 calories and more than 16 teaspoons of sugar. Is the lemon-flavored iced tea any better? Not by much with 210 calories and 14½ teaspoons of sugar. Sugar-sweetened beverages add hundreds of calories to your diet each day. Don't drink yourself fat. Try water.
However, this ad has created has created some controversy. Although few would argue that soda is nutritious, it's fairly difficult to predict how sugar will be converted into calories and then into fat. Experts have pointed out that these conversions vary from person to person, depending on age, genes, exercise and gender.