Statistics show fizzy means fat

Choose water not soda

WHO is working hard to encourage people to drink water.

Mexico has the highest rate of soda consumption in the world, with the United States taking second place. In fact, Mexicans are such fans of the fizzy stuff, they drink an average of 45 gallons of Coca-Cola products a year. That’s almost eight times more than the world average and 70 percent more than Americans, who are the second biggest soda drinkers in the world. And unsurprisingly, Mexico and the USA also have the highest rates of obesity in the world, taking first and second place respectively.

The government has tried to respond to this situation, including by removing sugary drinks from schools in 2010. But there is still a severe lack of drinking water fountains in schools, and quite often just advertising for sugary drinks in their place.

The situation needs a drastic resolution, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has stepped in to help. They are planning to work with industry, including companies such as Coca-Cola, on reducing sugar, salt, fat and additives in food.

Any efforts to encourage a switch to water and other healthy diet options will ensure that the obesity epidemic currently hitting the world is slowed, and hopefully one day even reversed. One way to help this is by putting drinking fountains, like the superb ones offered here at Drinking Water Fountains US, in schools, homes and publics places to encourage people to make a healthy choice that can help safeguard their future.



Kayleigh Clerkin is a part-time journalist who writes articles for Drinking Waters UK - one of the UK's largest suppliers of drinking water products including water fountains, water coolers, water filters, distilled water and spring water.

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