Sugary Sodas Pile on the Pounds

Sugary Sodas Pile on the Pounds - many names MARION NESTLE,...

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Sugary Sodas Pile on the Pounds Transcript: ANNOUNCER: A recent study says that sugary sodas and obesity may go hand in hand. MARION NESTLE, FOOD EXPERT: If I were going to tell somebody how to lose weight , that’s the first place I’d start. ANNOUNCER: According to a report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, one extra can of soda a day can pile on 15 pounds in a single year. You’ll find about 10 teaspoons of sugar and 150 calories in one typical 12-ounce can of non-diet soda. MARION NESTLE, FOOD EXPERT: I’ve had pediatricians tell me that they have obese children in their practice who report drinking 1,000, 1,200, 1,500, sometimes 2,000 cal/day from soft drinks alone. ANNOUNCER: Food expert Marion nestle says when checking labels, it’s important to know that added sugar goes by
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Unformatted text preview: many names MARION NESTLE, FOOD EXPERT: You should look for anything that ends with o-s-e -- sucrose, lactose, maltose, dextrose, glucose. All of those are sugars. High -- anything with corn syrup, high-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, cane juice. The department of agriculture has a list of about 40 different names that sugars come under. ANNOUNCER: And why is there so much sugar in products like soda? MARION NESTLE, FOOD EXPERT: Because high-fructose corn syrup is so cheap, its in everything. And its in lots and lots and lots of cheap junk foods, and so we eat pounds of it a year. Many pounds of it. ANNOUNCER: As for what to drink instead of sodas, nestle has one suggestion. MARION NESTLE, FOOD EXPERT: Water. Real simple. Water. Remember water?...
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