Just One Soda A Day Won’t Hurt, Right? Wrong. Here’s Why:

Are you drooling yet? I used to drink Pepsi almost everyday in the summer time

Believe me when I say, I know how it is when it comes to your favorite soda drink. It tastes so good, and so satisfying. It feels like it goes perfect with a certain meal and so you figure knowing that too much soda isn’t good for you, you’ll cut down to one a day. You say to yourself “One a day can’t hurt, right?” Wrong.
Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that even just one soda a day can have serious health risks.

“The paper, which reviewed data from recent epidemiological studies and meta-analyses of these studies, reveals that consuming one or two servings a day has been linked to:

  • as high as a 26 percent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes,
  • a 35 percent greater risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease, and
  • a 16 percent increased risk of stroke “

The culprit? High fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose). Fructose
 is metabolized in the liver where it can be converted to fatty compounds called triglycerides, which may lead to fatty liver disease and insulin resistance, a key risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

So people, get rid of the soda and replace it to something better for your body. I remember when I kicked the Pepsi habit. It wasn’t easy because I used to drink at least one can a day or one glass a day. When it was hot, one two liter bottle a day. When I started resisting Pepsi I’d see a vending machine, or a Pepsi truck drive by and I would just drool. I first replaced it with juices, and then switched it to tea (with no sugar or honey added) and then just water. I may have a orange soda once every two or three months, but I can’t even stand the taste of Pepsi any longer. It takes like bitter medicine to me. I can truly say “I kicked the soda habit.” If I can do it, you can too!

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May your days be filled with good health, good friends, good food, and most of all; much love,

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Dexter D Black

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