The goal of the "ReThink Your Drink campaign" is to improve the health of the Evanston community by raising awareness of the benefits of consuming drinks without added sugar. The City of Evanston and NorthShore University HealthSystem are joining forces to help those who live, work and play in Evanston sip their way to better health.
According to the CDC, sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of added sugars in the American diet. Many commercial beverages contain well over the recommended daily amount of sugar in a single serving. According to the American Heart Association, excess sugar consumption increases the chance of developing chronic health conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Making the switch from consuming sweetened drinks to water will dramatically decrease your overall sugar intake and lower your risk of developing many chronic diseases.
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