Water Replaces Soda As America’s Favorite Beverage
Soda pop has long been considered the All-American beverage of choice but its days as king among drinks have ended. Water has ended soda pop’s two decade long dominance of beverage preference. What happened?
A report in USA Today chronicles the demise of soda pop and the rise of water.
Over the years, soda increasingly came under fire for fueling the nation’s rising obesity rates, water quietly rose to knock it off the top spot. Americans now drink an average of 44 gallons of soda a year, a 17 percent drop from the peak in 1998. Over the same time, the average amount of water people drink has increased 38 percent to about 58 gallons a year.
The report goes on to state that bottled water has led the resurgence with American’s consumption doubling to nearly 21 gallons a year. Certainly carrying a bottle of water has become fashionable and very trendy but there is some good science behind its consumption so we’ll take waters ascent to the top as good news.