9 Simple Drink Swaps to Cut Back on Sugar

Elle Penner, MPH, RD
by Elle Penner, MPH, RD
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9 Simple Drink Swaps to Cut Back on Sugar

If you want to reduce your intake of added sugar, the first place you can turn to is your drink. Sugary drinks are the number one contributor to added sugar in the average American diet—we’re willing to bet it’s the same in most other countries, too. By making a few smart swaps for your sugary drinks, you can realize some sweet savings.

Read on to find out how you can cut added sugar and empty calories from nine popular beverage picks! If you’re interested in cutting down on sugary beverages, participate in our Better Beverage Challenge today!


About the Author

Elle Penner, MPH, RD
Elle Penner, MPH, RD

Elle is a nutrition and wellness writer, recipe developer, blogger and nutrition consultant whose favorite things include her camera, carbs and quality time with her toddler. For more from this busy mama, check out Elle’s lifestyle blog or connect with her on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.


7 responses to “9 Simple Drink Swaps to Cut Back on Sugar”

  1. This is great! But the first one – the iced coffee – is the same on both sides. Just an FYI! Thanks for this 🙂

  2. Sweetdiculous says:

    Or just drink water, with a wedge of lemon. (Lime, if you’re feeling bold.) 😛

  3. Sethu Thennarasu says:

    Just drink water

  4. C.A.O.S. Clssc Athntc Old Sch says:

    I’ve been drinking V8 cut 50/50 with H2O 40+ yrs.

  5. You have some issues with your numbers, would be better to fix them. The idea is awesome though 🙂

  6. gradyoshea says:

    drink Crystal light and vodka…

  7. Felita Viruet Delikat says:

    tropicana 50/50 oj 4 oz 4 oz pelligrino
    On ice is a great bbq alcohol free
    Lite drink I love

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