How Soda Affects Your Body
Via: Term Life Insurance
Okay, let me start by saying I really really like soda. As I teenager I drank Coca Cola (sometimes Pepsi) All. The. Time. I’m not kidding. I probably drank more soda than water. I still like it a lot. I have really been trying to drink mainly water and white tea, but I still like the occasional soda.
I say all this to say I am not trying to “preach” to you about the dangers of soda. I’m not what you would call a “health nut” by any means. However, I recently came across this very interesting infographic and I thought it merited sharing.
Do you know how soda affects your body? Some of these affects I already knew. We’ve all heard about how sugar is bad for your teeth and drinking soda can make you gain weight (which is why this is being posted on Weight Loss Wednesday) and many of us probably know it can cause kidney issues (like kidney stones). But I did not know it could contribute to asthma, reproductive issues and osteoperosis.
Will this diagram cause me to never drink soda again? Probably not. And I’m not saying you can never ever have one. But treat it like any sweet and have it on occasion, and not if you’re also eating sweet stuff. Yeah, I used to do that too. A candy bar and a coke. It’s a wonder I’m not a diabetic!
At least be informed of what you’re doing and don’t overdo it! I know it’s hard. But take it one step at a time and it will be worth it!
*Infograpic from Termlifeinsurance.org Click on it for the embed code.**