Sugary DrinksIn our times, the issues of healthy and unhealthy eating are being very vividly discussed in our media, that is why overwhelming majority of modern people are aware what kind of foods are considered unhealthy and  linked to increased health risks, or what foods are supposed to be healthy and provide our body with great natural health benefits. Thus, we are trying to avoid consuming sweet foods, fried foods, the food high in glycemic index, all high calorie foods, and other types of foods which can cause weight gain or other unwanted effects. At the same time, not many people are aware about the fact that not only foods we eat, but also the drinks we consume can be very unhealthy and possibly even more dangerous to our health than some foods. Certainly, I am talking about sugary drinks, carbonated drinks, and all other sweetened drinks which most of us like so much. Read the rest of this entry »

February 11, 2010

Carbonated DrinksMy little niece Eva can’t live a day without a glass of Cola. And so does her elder brother, my nephew Dino. When I try to tell their parents about all dangers of such excessive consumption of carbonated drinks on the children’s cardio-vascular, dental and bone health, they always agree with all I say and promise me to do something. But the things go on and on, and nothing changes. I understand: this can be hard with children, but teaching them healthy eating habits and lifestyle – that’s what parents have to do, am I wrong? Read the rest of this entry »