Milk makes you happy
Soda pop makes you grumpy
SOFT DRINKS MAKE YOU SICK
The sugar that makes soft drinks sweet causes obesity and serious illnesses such as diabetes. This in turn can lead to serious complications, and can even contribute to premature death. Drin- king fizzy pop makes you crave other less healthy things, such as pizza and sweets. One in five children aged 7-9 are overweight.
CHANGE YOUR HABITS – THE
CHOICE IS YOURS
Choose water or milk more often than fizzy pop. Eat more fruit and vegetables than sweets. Refrain from snacking on unhealthy things between your three main meals – choose nutritious
snacks instead. This is especially important if you have children, as their eating habits will follow them into adulthood. In the long run, they will have better teeth and a healthier – and longer – life.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU DRINK SODA POP?
Young people are drinking more soda pops, and more often, than ever before. Every year, Swedes drink up to 100 litres of soft drinks each. However, many children and adolescents drink a lot more. The quantity of soda pops being drunk has doubled in 15 years. Meanwhile, the amount of milk being consumed has halved.
SOFT DRINKS ARE BAD FOR YOU
The acid in soft drinks (the pH value) erodes your teeth and eats away at the enamel. This causes harm, and cannot be treated it in the same way as ordinary cavi- ties. The treatment is also expen- sive for the health service and society as a whole. Up to 40 percent of young people aged over 14 are already suffering from dental erosion.