Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Soda a Day Keeps Good Health Away!

I recently saw in a home magazine about a new study that a single serving of soda (what's that--half a can?) raised the risk of metabolic syndrome by 44% (Boston Univ. Med School) They were surprised to find the same was true for diet sodas! From what I read, diet sodas are worse for your body, so I'm not surprised.

Another study a few years ago was published in USA Today (see ), shows that women who drank at least one sugar sweetened soda were 85% as likely to develop type II diabetes. They seemed to say sugar sweetened sports drinks were a problem, too.

Not to mention that refined sugar has been linked to things like heart-disease! The sugars in sodas are something like the top source of calories in this country. And we wonder why we have a health crisis!

Remember your grandma told you not to eat too much sugar? Remember the old phrase, "you are what you eat?" So, next time your sweet tooth starts to take control, eat some sprouted grain toast with a bit of honey or drink some herbal tea with honey. It will give your body the nutrients that it's really craving and may save you from some ugly disease! Better yet, drink water. You might want to read more about drinks in my archives:

Choose to drink for your health! Just one little step at a time can make all the difference.

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