Water vs. sugary drinks: Which is actually sweeter?

The Other Price You Pay

Sugary drinks are also very expensive over time.

Here’s some math. If your family gives up three sugary drinks a day at $1.50 per drink, you’ll save $1,642.50 a year, or almost $16,500 over 10 years. That’s enough to buy a car.

The Sweetness of Water

Water, on the other hand, is about as free as can be, and is good for your teeth and overall health. Tap water, especially fluoridated water, keeps your teeth clean and strong.

Here are some quick tips about making the switch:

  • Keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator, water always tastes better cold
  • Carry a refillable bottle around with you
  • Add fresh cucumber, ginger slices, or frozen berries to liven up the taste of your water

The bottom line: Don’t give into flashy advertising and restaurants who offer free sodas and endless refills. Choose water for thirst. Your teeth and your wallet will thank you.

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