Close Up Of Boy Drinking Soda From Bottle



Americans are finally waking up to the fact that drinking soda is an unhealthy practice. Sales of sugary, carbonated drinks have fallen dramatically in recent years, sending the soda industry into a panic.

A recent piece in The New York Times by Margot Sanger-Katz details the decline in soda sales and the efforts that led to it.

Sanger-Katz wrote:

“The drop in soda consumption represents the single largest change in the American diet in the last decade and is responsible for a substantial reduction in the number of daily calories consumed by the average American child. From 2004 to 2012, children consumed 79 fewer sugar-sweetened beverage calories a day, according to a large government survey, representing a 4 percent cut in calories over all. As total calorie intake has declined, obesity rates among school-age children appear to have leveled off.”

Sales of full-calorie soda have dropped by more than 25 percent over the last two decades, and the reason appears to be the increasing health awareness among Americans due to the efforts of anti-obesity campaigners.

Read the full story at Natural News.

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