"Future studies are needed to evaluate longer-term impact of the tax on sugared beverage
consumption and substitutions."
Aside from increased taxing on sugared beverage
, other reforms under TRAIN law include higher taxes on tobacco products, alcohol, motor vehicles, fossil fuels, among others.
Replacing just one 12-ounce sugared beverage
each day with a bottle of water can eliminate more than 50,000 calories a year from someone's diet.
A new comparison of BrACs of alcohol consumed with an artificial sweetener versus alcohol consumed with a sugared beverage
has found that mixing alcohol with a diet soft drink can result in a higher BrAC.
These associations between sugared beverage
intake and blood pressure were strongest among individuals with higher urinary sodium excretion, the researchers added.
"For example, the simple act of swapping a sugared beverage
for water is an easy change that can shave calories and add up to big results over time.
Michael Finke and Laura Reynolds, researchers in the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia, have found that consumption of sugared beverage
reduces a person's ability to meet the daily recommended level of vitamins and minerals (A, E, C, [B.sub.6], [B.sub.12], thiamin, riboflavin, folate, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, niacin, phosphorus) by replacing the more healthful alternatives that typically contain these nutrients.
This year, however, prospects are brighter despite continuing pressure from rising inflation, foreign currency weakness, higher taxes on sugared beverages
, volatility in commodity prices and the highly-competitive local coffee market.
While research has also previously found that sugar-free soft drinks are as bad for tooth erosion as sugared beverages
If you want to avoid caffeinated or sugared beverages
, look for a water that can help replenish your body with essential minerals.
Following the introduction of the IEPS tax, consumers will continue to be increasingly attracted to bottled water as a substitute for other sugared beverages
. Conversely, it is important to note that bottled water could start to experience slowing growth rates as it becomes more mature.