The Soccer World Cup is going on in full force and what we see is one ad after the other for soft drinks suggesting that those sugary drinks are “healthy” or in some way especially suitable for sports.
Nothing can be further from the truth. Rest assured, you will hardly ever see a professional athlete or soccer player sipping on a Coke, Pepsi or any of the other so often advertized soft drinks. (Don’t let their tricots with ads on them fool you either.)
Studies have shown that many of those drinks can have up to 47 grams of sugar. Rather than a can of Sprite or a cola, you should avoid sugary soft drinks especially during sporty activities. Nothing can beat a bottle of water. Good old plain water is the best for your health and this is true for athletes and us normal folks as well.