The CDC just released this report that says that half of Americans drink at least 1 sugary drink per day.
I believe that if people did 2 things- stopped drinking non-water beverages (except for coffee- I MUST HAVE MY COFFEE!!!) and started eating whole grain carbs- the majority of our health problems would diminish greatly.
I think what else is interesting is that the report says that boys between the age of 12-19 drink more sugary beverages than any other group. Makes me wonder if many boys who are now labeled as problem kids or as having ADHD aren’t just loaded up with sugar (and oft-times, caffeine)!