Daily Challenge Thursday Jun. 02, 2011
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Once today, use less sugar, sweetener, or cream - or none at all - in your coffee or tea.
How to do it
Once today, go for one less teaspoon or packet of sugar or artificial sweetener, or cut back on the cream, or both. If you don't use sugar, artificial sweetener, or cream in your morning brew, then you're already there!
Why it matters
Habits are hard to break, especially when they are part of our coffee or tea routine. But cutting your intake of sugar, artificial sweetener, and cream by just a little bit can improve your health. Extra sugar and cream can lead to weight gain and high triglyceride levels, which can increase your risk of heart disease. Artificial sweeteners may also set the stage for problems; new research shows that even though they are calorie-free, they may actually motivate you to eat more.
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