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Healthy Bai Beverages and Obesity Risk

American families are beginning to search for healthy and satisfying alternatives such as Bai to replace the traditional sugary soft-drink as obesity-related risk of early morbidity increasingly threatens the population. Obesity is overwhelming the lives of one in every three Americans according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The National Institutes of Health warn that obesity often leads to conditions including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, arthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory conditions, cancer, and finally premature morbidity.

America’s waistline began rising in 1960, and spiking in 1980. Below is are trend lines showing the rise of obesity rates in both adults and children:

Harvard University concluded that sugary drinks are in fact a primary contributor to the obesity epidemic. A 20 oz bottle of soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and over 240 calories. A study performed in 2001 found that obesity risk increases by 60% for every 12 oz can of soda consumed each day. Finding a healthy alternative to satisfy your sweet tooth makes saying no to the bad-for-you, yet delicious sugar significantly easier.

Sweet, pure, and satisfying Bai 5, containing only five calories per serving, is a delicious alternative to the average 97 calorie-per-serving soft drink. Now you might be thinking, “Why don’t I just use diet soda as an alternative?” The artificial sweeteners in diet soda not only pose numerous health risks of their own, but they also stimulate cravings that will cause you to eat more later in the day. Bai is instead sweetened with our own blend of stevia leaf extract and non-artificial, GMO-free erythritol.

Make saying yes to healthy sweetness both easy and convenient by keeping your home and office stocked with Bai. It’s easy when you have your favorite varieties delivered right to your door via Amazon or, in the Northeast, by the team at FreshDirect.

Today’s post was written by guest blogger and Bai Brand Ambassador, Alyssa Paulsen. Alyssa is a senior in college majoring in Applied Health Science and minoring in Communications. She has developed a deep passion for health awareness and education, and the three most important things to her in life are her faith, family, and friendships. She is a dedicated “Bai-liever”, and loves that refreshing and pure Bai supports her healthy lifestyle! In her spare time she enjoys almost any activity that takes place outdoors, running, boating, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends! Follow AlyssaMPaulsen on Twitter.

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