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Limit Soda and Sugary Drinks  


  • Soda, juice, and sports drinks contain lots of sugar and calories and can increase your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, tooth decay, and can lead to weight gain.

  • Too much sugar gives you a short burst of energy but makes you more tired later. 


  • Water is the best way to keep the body hydrated! Try keeping a water bottle with you throughout the day you can refill.

  • Try fat-free or low-fat milk - it contains important vitamins and nutrients that are good for your heart and bones. 

  • Water and milk are less expensive and better for you than sugary drinks and sodas.

  • Talk to your kids about choosing water or low-fat milk during lunchtime.

  • Fruit juice counts as a sugary drink, try eating whole fruits instead of having juice, or make fresh juice at home with whole fruits!

  • Consider low-sugar fruit juice drinks when you choose juice.


  • Check out more healthy living tips from Maimonides here.

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