We have it on good authority ....
The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) is calling for a new era of beverage formulation. We need less sugar in our drinks.
Why didn't we know this already? Just asking.
Harvard has called for beverages to have less than 1 gram of sugar per ounce -- without resorting to synthetic, chemical, zero-calorie sweeteners.
They are going on their own research, published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition looking at 90,000 women over 20 years. Here's the bottom line: women who drank more than two servings of high sugar beverages a day were at about 40 per cent higher risk of heart disease than subjects who drank less.
According to them, this changes your drink selection from a personal choice to a public health concern. So they are also calling for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require drink makers to provide calorie information on packs related to an entire bottle and not a single serving of drink.
It is terrific that we are beginning to take a hard look at the drinks that are driving weight and health problems. However, don't look to clever new inventions before choosing the pedestrian drinks that are standards: water, milk, tea. With these, you know that they will not one day be discovered as a surprise health risk.