Victorian State Nutritionist, Veronica Graham says to limit your intake of sugar-sweetened drinks, they are not needed and may cause you harm.

Veronica Graham, State Public Health Nutritionist, Victoria and Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD)

Do you drink sugary drinks? ……You may not even know you are.

It’s not only the traditional culprits, like soft drinks or cordials - fruit drinks, vitamin waters, energy and sports drinks, all contain high levels of added sugar.

Sugary drinks are available pretty much everywhere and in big serves.

They are not needed and may actually do you harm – increasing your risk for weight gain and tooth decay.

Did you know sugary drinks are the largest source of sugar in the Australian diet?

Thirsty? So what will you choose? Be smart – don’t be fooled by hidden sugars – choose water, it’s the absolute winner: for your health , for your budget and most importantly for you.

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Last updated: October 2015

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