April 2, 2014
It might look harmless and full of fun, but soda is not your friend and here’s why:
Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there…
Soda is a sneaky beverage. It tricks so many into thinking that it’s okay to drink and that it hardly affects your weight but the truth it – it totally does! Your pants may continue to fit fine but what is going on inside your body is not fine. In fact a study found that people who drank soda every day for six months saw a 132 to 142 percent increase in liver fat and a 117 to 221 percent jump in skeleton fat. Yikes.
Put the diet soda down…
Diet soda does not have as many calories, carbs or sugar as regular soda, which makes it easy to believe that it’s a fairly healthy alternative. Unfortunately this is false. Just because it’s “diet” doesn’t mean it’ll help your diet. Researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center monitored 475 adults for 10 years, and found that those who drank diet soda had a 70 percent increase in waist circumference over the 10-year study, compared with those who didn’t drink any soda.
Sugar sugar sugar and more sugar
An average can of soda contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. This gigantic form of liquid sugar skyrockets your blood sugar levels and can cause an insulin reaction to the body. Over time, the consumption of soda can lead to diabetes, insulin resistance and of course weight gain. There’s no need for an abundance of sugar consumption when many refreshing alternatives exist. Still stuck on “10 teaspoons of sugar”? Yea, we are too.
Mmmmm Phosphoric acid
Phosphoric acid sounds yummy doesn’t it? This delicious acid actually interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium and can lead to osteoporosis, cavities and bone softening. When you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the last thing you want are soft bones.
The side effects of soda consumption are unpleasant, unhealthy and unnecessary. Next time you reach for a regular OR diet soda, consider grabbing something a little more natural…
PS. Our products do not contain bone softening acid or large quantities of sugar– that alone is reason enough to try us out!
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