These drinks are also high in calories:
Drinking sugary drinks can lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cavities and weight gain. Excess weight is linked to high blood pressure, some cancers and other health conditions.
Type 2 diabetes: a serious disease that affects how your body uses sugar. If left untreated, it can lead to other health issues.
High blood pressure: a condition where the force of blood moving through your blood vessels is too high. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease: conditions that affect blood flow to the heart. Heart disease and stroke are among the leading causes of death in New York City.
To get adults and children to buy sugary drinks, beverage companies:
Spend hundreds of millions of dollars on promoting sugary drinks
Use social media, cartoon mascots, toys and giveaways to sell their products
Use movies, TV shows and celebrities to push their products
Beverage companies want you to think that sugary drinks are fine if you exercise and eat healthy, but even one sugary drink can put you over the daily recommended limit for calories from added sugars.