We all know that soda (or pop for my fellow Clevelander’s) is bad for us. The detrimental side effects of soda are detailed in article after article.
Just some of the dangers of drinking soda include insulin spikes, weight gain, and risk of diabetes. Diet sodas contain aspartame that basically destroys your brain. High consumption of soda is associated with increased blood pressure and heart disease. And the list goes on.
It was not until recently that I discovered the particularly damaging effects of drinking soda has on women’s health. Multiple studies have been done to address the why of this phenomenon but, have all come up empty-handed.
With that said, the correlations of the health risks associated with women’s health and soda are clear. The side effects of soda aren’t going to wait around. Ladies, reducing your intake of soda can lower your risk for:
It’s clear that the effects of drinking soda have a negative impact on women’s health. Many women look past the side effects of soda just because of habit or the enjoyment of the taste. When it comes to women’s health, there has to be a better answer.
Why are we still drinking this garbage? Suggestions have been made that women drink more soda and are therefore further at risk than men in attempts to stay trim by using it as a way to feel full or satisfy their sweet tooth. Although I do understand this notion and may have practiced it in my younger years, there is an alternative.
Water. A sip of water won’t do. You will need to make sure you are drinking enough water according to your sex, age, weight, and activity. This article, “How Much Water Should I Drink,” will help.
I will not be so naive to believe a regular soda drinker will be satisfied by a cold turkey switch to plain, flat water. To beat the effects of drinking soda, you might have to get a bit more creative. Instead, I would recommend a transition to sparkling water. Sparkling water will provide you with the necessary satisfying fizz without all of the crazy risks to women’s health. You can even add your own natural flavorings (suggestion here) to keep your taste buds happy.
Drinking sparkling or plain water instead of soda will absolutely change the life of a high soda consumer. I am certain that you will feel and look better from the inside out. For women’s health, cutting down on this source of added sugar can be challenging, but when compared to the effects drinking soda can have, it’s well worth it to quit.
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