NYC gives supersized sugary drinks two thumbs down
The question is: Why are drinks being targeted as a way to kick extra cals? Well, soda and other sweet drinks are a serious source of empty calories. There’s nothin’ nutritious about fizzy, sugary water that packs as many calories as a cookie, especially when it doesn’t make ya feel full. You may not realize it, but if you’re drinking a flavored iced coffee, for instance, you could be takin’ in hundreds of calories.
This ban will affect everything from flavored iced coffees to lemonade to sodas. There are a few exemptions, though. Milk-based beverages, fruit juices and alcoholic drinks will be excluded from the ban. Businesses are already thinking of ways to get around it, too, with deals like free refills or two-for-ones.
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