Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the USA. In fact, 30 million children and adults have diabetes in the USA. 29 Million have Type 2 Diabetes which can be managed and usually reversed through diet and exercise, while 1 million people have Type 1 Diabetes, an auto-immune disease that is not the result of diet, weight, or exercise and has no cure.
Added Sugar Leads to Type 2 Diabetes
Even with this staggering statistic, Americans consume 38 pounds of added sugars from sugar drinks every year, this includes soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, fruits drinks, and tea.
Added sugar, lifestyle choices, and other factors can lead to Type 2 Diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.
This is a sponsored post for SodaStream.
One Solution: Drink More Water, Less Sugar
SodaStream is a National Stop Diabetes® sponsor of the American Diabetes Association to encourage people to make healthy beverage choices that are not loaded with added sugar and carbs. We all need to make healthy beverage choices, including those with Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes.
SodaStream offers better-for-you flavors, making this a tasty alternative to sugary beverages. Add fresh fruit to the sparkling water or choose from dozens and dozens of flavors.
Making Healthy Beverages at Home is Easy
Sodastream WATERS offers light fruits flavors lemon, peach, pear, passion fruit Mango, Pink Lemonade, green apple cucumber, lime basil, and so many more!
My kids love using the SodaStream and enjoying all the delicious flavors. The Homestyle Lemonade Water is their favorite, with only 50 calories and 10 carbs per serving.
As you may know, both of my kids are Type 1 Diabetics. There is no cure for Type 1 Diabetes. We live a life of counting carbs (sugars) and giving insulin all day – and sometimes night. I like that SodaStream makes it easy to make healthy beverage choices that are fun, tasty, and low carbs!
Plus, with SodaStream Power, we can control how sweet we make a drink. Plus, we can control how fizzy we make the drink with the CO2 carbonator. It is no wonder that my family is consuming more water and water-based drinks now that we have the SodaStream. In fact, a recent study showed that people that own a SodaStream drink 43% more water and water-based drinks than those without.
SodaStream also offers a great selection of diet and low calorie sodas to choose from.
They all taste great at 0 to 50 calories and 0 to 10 carbs per serving. If you can’t get past non-name brand soft drinks, you’ll enjoy Pepsi Homemade. With Pepsi Homemade, you can enjoy the flavor of Pepsi with less calories and carbs – just 14 carbs per serving compared to traditional cola of 30+ carbs. Choose from Pepsi, Cherry Pepsi, and Sierra Mist.
I just love adding as much carbonation as I want with SodaStream!David Marrero, PhD, President of American Diabetes Association talks about partnering with SodaStream, “When it comes to making beverage choices, the American Diabetes Association recommends consumption of zero calorie or very low calorie drinks, with water being the most recommended choice. On behalf of the Association, we welcome the support of SodaStream around our education efforts.”