Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética (2018-07-01)

Strategies for reducing consumption of sweetened beverages

  • Carmen Livier García-Flores,
  • Antonio López-Espinoza,
  • Alma Gabriela Martínez Moreno,
  • Claudia Patricia Beltrán Miranda,
  • Ana Patricia Zepeda-Salvador

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 22, no. 2
pp. 169 – 179


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The increase in the consumption of sweetened beverages such as soft drinks or soda, juices, flavored milks and energy drinks have been related to the prevalence of overweight, obesity and metabolic diseases worldwide. Therefore, various strategies have been established in order to reduce their consumption. The objective of the present review was to analyze the strategies applied to reduce the consumption of sweetened beverages. We searched the PubMed and Science Direct databases, identifying 192 potential articles, of which 184 were excluded, analyzing 8 investigations in this review. Several techniques were identified to reduce consumption of sweetened beverages, focused on the modification of eating behavior, in which it is proposed to consider the multiple factors that influence food consumption, to establish multidisciplinary strategies that have as their central axis work in the promotion of nutritional education, to guarantee a better selection and food consumption in the population