The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage the consumption of water as opposed to sugary beverages. Why? Because drinking water instead can reduce your caloric intake as part of a healthy lifestyle. Read more about the 2015-2020 guidelines here: http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/.
Moving toward a healthier lifestyle is much easier if you make small, specific wellness goals and start with simple adjustments to what you and your family are already doing. Choosing water as a calorie-free beverage is one small change that can make a powerful difference.
To find healthier eating tips and learn more about the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, consumers can visit ChooseMyPlate.gov.