Nation-Wide call to Rethink your Drink

Jul 07, 2015, 09:00 ET from Nestlé Waters Canada

TORONTO, July 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Nestlé Waters Canada is challenging Canadians to rethink their drinks and take the Nestlé Pure Life Sparkling 7 Day Challenge as part of its commitment to helping families live healthier lives.

When trying to develop better health habits, we often focus on food instead of our beverages, but when you consider that 1/3rd of our daily sugar intake can come from beverages alone, we're missing a key element in our quest for better health.

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FAST FACTS ABOUT THE SEVEN DAY CHALLENGE

  • By visiting sparkling7daychallenge.ca, Canadians will pledge to swap one sugary beverage for one sparkling water for seven consecutive days and will receive $1 off a case of Nestlé Pure Life Sparkling Water.
  • Beginning July 13, Nestlé Pure Life brand ambassadors will be stopping in at office complexes in the Greater Toronto area with free cases of Nestlé Pure Life Sparkling Water to encourage employees to start their own inter-office 7 Day Challenge.
  • In addition to kick-starting a healthier lifestyle, those who participate in the challenge can share their experiences on the Nestlé Pure Life Canada Facebook page for a chance to win fitness related prizes including fitness bands, athletic equipment and athletic wear.

SEVEN DAY DRINK STATS

FRUIT JUICE

  • 32 Teaspoons of Sugar over 7 Days
  • 770 Calories over 7 Days
  • To burn that off, you'll have to hike 8.8KM

SOFT DRINKS

  • 52 Teaspoons of Sugar over 7 Days
  • 980 Calories over 7 Days
  • To burn that off, you'll have to hike 11.2KM

SPORTS DRINK

  • 45 Teaspoons of Sugar over 7 Days
  • 910 Calories over 7 Days
  • To burn that off, you'll have to hike 10.4KM

SPARKLING WATER

  • 0 Teaspoons of Sugar over 7 Days
  • 0 Calories over 7 Days
  • Nothing to burn off!

 

QUOTE

Excessive sugar consumption is linked to many serious health conditions, including obesity, diabetes and dental cavities. By rethinking your drink and swapping one sugary beverage with sparkling water, which is free of both sugar and calories, you can reduce your consumption of sugared beverages and reduce your overall daily sugar intake.

     - Sherry Torkos, pharmacist and author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

About Nestlé Waters Canada
Established in 1970, Nestlé Waters Canada is affiliated with Nestlé Waters North America of Stamford, Connecticut. With headquarters in the Township of Puslinch, bottling facilities in Hope, British Columbia, and Puslinch and distribution facilities in Chilliwack, British Columbia; Puslinch and Laval, Quebec, approximately 400 employees support a network of more than 145 retailers across Canada.

SOURCE Nestlé Waters Canada