10 Side Effects of Drinking Soda Every Day
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10 Side Effects of Drinking Soda Every Day America is obsessed with soda. The sweet, carbonated beverage is the drink of choice for more than half of us on a daily basis. Unfortunately, soda is loaded with added sugars that lead to health issues. Ultimately, you may want to rethink your drink due to some of these negative side effects of drinking soda."According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sugar-sweetened beverages are a leading source of added sugars in the American diet," says Jerlyn Jones, MS, MPA, RDN, LD, CLT, registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "The latest CDC statistics found between 2011 to 2014, six in 10 youth (63%) and five in 10 adults (49%) drank a sugar-sweetened beverage at any time."According to Jones, you should choose the following beverages more often when you're thirsty:- Water (sparkling or tap, flavor with lemon, limes, orange slices, berries, or cucumbers)- Milk (2%, low-fat)- Fortified non-dairy substitutes (soy, oat, almond)- 100% fruit juice or vegetable juiceHere are the side effects of drinking soda every day, and for more healthy tips, be sure to check out our list of the 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.
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