Eat less sugar. You're sweet enough already.

 

 Imagine if I made you a cup of coffee with the same amount of sugar that a cup of soft drink contains… you would take a sip and spit it out within the second, because that would mean that I put 6 teaspoons of sugar in your 1 cup of coffee. 

Yes, you read that right! According to a study done at Harvard, 250 ml (which is approximately 1 cup) of a standard soft drink contains an average of 6 teaspoons of sugar! [1]


 

The Indian Council of Medical  Research recommends a maximum intake of 30g of sugar per day. [2] Consuming 1 cup or 250ml of a soft drink gives you 34g of sugar, already exceeding this limit. Now multiply that into the number of cups you would consume in a day and the amount of sugar is alarming!

Another way to look at the sugar content in a soft drink is from a calorific point of view. A typical carbonated drink will have 100 calories in a 250ml bottle, (almost) all of which come from the sugar. [3]

The problem with consuming soft drinks on a regular basis is that they do not make you feel full and that they are strongly linked to weight gain. Over the course of time, this can lead to major health problems such as Tooth Decay, Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Disease. 


Sugar is also a highly addictive substance. Binging on sugar can stimulate the brain to release dopamine, giving a feeling of happiness and pleasure, making you want to consume more and more. [4]

 

Scary right? Well, we have some good news for you that will put you at ease. We care about your well-being and believe in bringing you a product that complements every situation while supporting your healthy lifestyle choices. Keeping that in mind, Polka Pop contains Zero sugar and Zero calories.

We use the natural sweetness of fruit to  flavour our Sparkling Water.  Our products are 100% Naturally flavoured and contain no sweeteners at all. You might be confused the first time you drink Polka Pop, expecting it to have a lot more sugar in it like most other soft drinks. But we guarantee that you’ll soon fall in love with not having sugar in your refreshments. Polka Pop will soon be your BFF: Best Fizzy Friend.

 

References:

[1]  https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-drinks/sugary-drinks/
[2] https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/variety/mumbaikars-ahmedabadis-have-the-sweetest-tooth-icmr-nin-survey/article30487152.ece#
[3] https://recipes.howstuffworks.com/question370.htm 
[4] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-ways-sugary-soda-is-bad-for-you#TOC_TITLE_HDR_9





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