Just about every health-conscious person knows that soda is bad for you.
But what is surprising is just how bad.
In recent years, studies have found that sweetened, carbonated drinks drive obesity, cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and even lung disease.
But an exhaustive new analysis shows that the dangers may be far worse than anybody suspected.
Scientists from the International Agency for Research on Cancer looked at 451,000 people. They followed the subjects’ health for an average of 16 years.
The researchers found that drinking soda:
- Raises your risk for Parkinson’s disease and colon cancer.
- Increases the chances that you’ll die from a digestive illness. These include intestinal cancers and liver disease. This was true among subjects who drank as few as just one soda a day.
- Raises your risk of heart disease…even if you stick to artificially sweetened soda and drink just one a day.
- Increases the chances you’ll die early from any cause. This was true for subjects who drank two or more sodas a day, whether sugared or artificially sweetened.
Simple Trick to Quit Soda
If you drink soda, quit. If you find it’s difficult to go cold turkey, try this…
Add seltzer to your soda, a little more each day. Increase the amount of seltzer and decrease the soda until eventually you’re drinking only seltzer.
Dr. Mathilde Touvier has researched the effects of soda consumption. “The only beverage that is recommended is water,” she said. But water doesn’t have to be boring.
Try fruit-infused sparkling water. Cut up your favorite fruit and add it to a glass of plain seltzer or sparkling mineral water.
It’s a healthy way to quench your thirst without destroying your health.
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