A sad half heart for soda! Soda has been linked to pancreatic cancer, heart risks, rotting teeth, and of course, obesity. I know a guy who simply cut soda out of his diet and quickly dropped 15 pounds. Wop-babaloo-bop, there you go.
And for you diet soda fans who drink a beverage as a snack or food substitute, you’re drowning your insides in chemicals for nothing: studies show that “artificial sweeteners increase weight gain odds.” Studies also show that even sugar free sodas result in an increased incidence of metabolic syndrome (“a cluster of risk factors linked to diabetes and heart disease”).
Anyway, it’s a complete waist of calories to drink them, if you ask me. I’m a huge fan of the tall glass of water! If you need caffeine, drink tea! Tea can have incredible benefits for your body.
If you need bubbles, try fruit flavored sparkling water. Or if you want a cold palette cleanser with a kick, try Kombucha! This fizzy beverage is has many healthful benefits and is naturally low in calories 🙂
Finally, if you must must must have actual soda, try natural brands made with real sweeteners (NO High Fructose Corn Syrup!!) and fewer calories.
Stay Healthy & Happy!