Ahhhh, Soda! We all love it! But do you know what might happen to your body the more you drink it?
Soda is one of the worst beverages you can consume, beating out other drinks like juice and coffee. An English chemist named Dr. Joseph Priestley invented soda or “carbonated water” in 1767 (251 years ago!). Do you know what it’s made out of? Diabetes! Just joking. Actually, soda contains water, caramel coloring, high fructose corn syrup and caffeine. All of these ingredients are bad for your body, except for H2O of course.
But anyway, Joseph Priestley invented soda because he thought it tasted better than plain water. I mean he ain’t lying, soda is bomb, but what he didn’t know was all the harm it would bring to our bodies. Over time, soda can cause you to lose your teeth to cavities and erosion. It can increase your chances of having a heart attack by 20 percent. The caramel coloring in soda also contains a possible carcinogen, and it’s estimated that 44-58 percent of people are increasing their cancer risk by drinking a soda each day. On top of all that, you can develop poorer memory, damage your kidneys, or become obese. Now if this isn’t enough to get you to stop, don’t say I didn’t warn you, sis!
But if you love soda like I do, try drinking some of the healthier ones like: Sprite, Ginger Ale, Sierra Mist, or 7-UP. These drinks all have a lower amount of sugar and do not contain as much of the unhealthy ingredients that the worst sodas do. Coca-Cola, A&W Cream Soda, Mountain Dew (that includes all of the different flavors), All Crush/Fanta sodas, root beer, and all energy drinks (yes, that's a soda because it’s carbonated!) should be avoided at all costs.
Ready to give up soda for good? Let me introduce you to the answer/the cure/the truth/the fact/the holy grail of bevs…
Drumroll please (you better make some noise, don’t leave me hanging...)
WATER! Yup, you know it, that’s right, plain old agua!
There are so many benefits to drinking water. You will have clear skin, healthy hair, and more energy, plus it helps you lose weight. Water is one of our basic necessities as human beings; we need it to survive. More than 1 billion people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water, so be grateful that here in the United States we have what so many people wish they had: access to clean water at any given moment in our daily lives.
Did you know that nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths in the U.S. is caused by obesity? Save your body and fight that craving for soda. It’s 2018, and for a whopping free 99 you can get... tap water, sis, go fill up a bottle!