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Soda, pop, cola, – whatever you want to call it, is one of the worst beverages that you could be drinking, whether diet or regular. I wanted to share how soft drinks affect your body so you that you can make an educated and informed decision the next time you go down the beverage aisle at the grocery store.
First and foremost, soft drinks are empty calories. Yes, there are such things as good carbs and bad carbs, and soft drinks are loaded with bad carbs, which are essentially empty calories. Even if you are drinking “diet” sodas and thinking you are eliminating calories, you are still imbibing potentially dangerous artificial sweeteners like aspartame. Diet or sugar-free sodas are NOT a better or safer choice. However, one recent study discovered that drinking one or more soft drinks a day – and it didn’t matter whether it was diet or regular – led to a 30% greater chance of weight gain around the belly. You must cut out soft drinks if you plan to lose any sort of weight.
Soft drinks can also ruin your teeth. One can of soda contains more than your recommended daily allowance of sugar. One can! Add that up over a few years and you can see why so many people develop dental problems later in life. Between weight gain and rotting teeth, not to mention all the artificial ingredients, sodas are second only to alcohol in terms of what you want to avoid when you drink.
Luckily, alternatives exist. Fruit juices do contain sugar, but natural sugar found in fruits trumps the artificial, processed sugar in soda. Tea is a fantastic alternative as well and is much easier on your waist line than soda. My personal drink of choice is water with fresh lime. Americans have been consuming soda for too long without understanding the health problems associated with it, so the next time you are in the super market, look into healthy alternatives to sugary sodas for you and your family.