The latest study said that more than a third of Americans are obese.  That's worse than in any other country.  Some cities are attacking the obesity epidemic by targeting sugary drinks with extra taxes.

According to WILX-TV 10, a 20 ounce cola packs a big punch of sugars, about 16 teaspoons.  Overall, sugary drinks account for roughly 7% of all calories consumed in the U.S. and offer next to nothing in nutritional value.

If you are trying to drink less soda to reduce sugar and calories, what you drink instead makes a big difference.  No surprise here, water is best.  If you trade one 20 ounce soda a day for water, you'd cut 52 pounds of sugar a year.