Limit consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks. Drink mostly water and unsweetened drinks.
We often don’t think about drinks containing calories. However, there is strong evidence that regularly drinking sugar-sweetened drinks can cause weight gain which in turn can cause many cancers.
Three simple alternatives to fizzy or sugary drinks that will help to reduce your cancer risk.
Natural fruit juice is a source of healthy nutrients but also contains a lot of sugar and has lost most of the fibre you would get by eating the whole fruit, so it is best not to drink more than one glass (150ml) a day.
Diet drinks are an alternative to sugar-sweetened drinks too. There’s no strong evidence in humans to suggest that low-calorie, artificially-sweetened drinks, such as diet soft drinks, are a cause of cancer.
However, the evidence that these types of drinks help prevent weight gain, being overweight and obese is not consistent. Artificially-sweetened soft drinks are also often quite acidic which is bad for our teeth, so it’s best not to drink them regularly or in large quantities.
From alcohol-free cocktails to refreshing smoothies, we have great ideas for you