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Liquids Make Up 22 Percent of American Diet: Study

By bullseye     Jan 8, 2007 in Health
Many Americans are unaware that they get 22% of their calories from liquids.
If you are counting your calories, do not overlook the beverages that you drink. “‘People just may not be aware how these calories are sneaking into their diet .. and (they are) not understanding what an impact it has on body weight,’ said Carolyn O'Neil, a dietitian, who is serving as a spokeswoman for the What America Drinks report. Americans drink a daily average of 38 ounces (0.67 liters) of water, which contains no calories. Sugar-sweetened beverages such as soft drinks and teas were next on the list, at 17.5 ounces a day. Americans consumed an average of 7.5 ounces of milk and 8.9 ounces of coffee on a daily basis. Soft drinks make up 6.4 percent of Americans' total caloric intake but the percentage is even higher for teenagers.”
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