Fitness Facts: Soda


FitnessFacts: SODA
🔹Soda is the #1 source of caloric intake for Americans, & also one of the major causes of obesity.
🔹Soda is high in calories & has no nutritional value whatsoever- & nearly all the primary ingredients can cause negative side effects when consumed frequently.
🔹Most sodas include over 100% of the RDA of sugar. In fact soda companies are the largest users of refined sugar in the United States!
🔹Estimates show that two cans of soda per day can create approximately 24 to 35 pounds of fat per year, depending on your body size, age, exercise habits, etc.
🔹Soda can cause negative effects to both the teeth & bones. The combination of sugar & acids in soda can deplete tooth enamel, as well as hinder calcium absorption & lead to bone loss.
🔹Our bodies can easily become addicted to caffeine, which is one of the reasons soda companies intentionally add it to their products. But caffeine is a diuretic, so while you may think you’re quenching your thirst with soda, you may in fact be losing more fluids.
🔹There are many studies that claim diet sodas may be worse than regular soda! There’s even a 48% increase in heart attack & stroke risk among daily diet soda drinkers compared to regular soda drinkers. This is due to the artificial sweeteners that are added.
🔹The artificial sweetener aspartame in diet soda can raise blood glucose levels, which can cause weight gain. When your liver encounters too much glucose, the excess is converted to body fat.
🔹Frequent intake of the acids & artificial sweeteners in some sodas can lead to heart and kidney problems, muscle loss, osteoporosis, and possibly accelerated aging!
🔹To decrease the risk of negative side effects, limit your soda consumption to no more than one can a day. Healthier alternatives can include water, iced tea, or the best choice: fresh juice from a masticating juicer using organic fresh produce.

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