You Need to Quit Drinking this Sugary Drink
Sugary Drink? What else would I mean but soft drinks!
Growing up, I trained myself not to drink soft drinks. Maybe one of the main reasons is because I sing a lot and I need to make sure that I prevent all the possible things that may affect my voice. But over time, I realized its risks and effects not only in my voice but most especially with my health. Now, I totally do not drink soft drinks or anything that has too much sugar in it. I realized that if you just disciple yourself into doing specific things, it will not just benefit you now, but more over your future.
In restaurants, schools, offices, streets, and even at home, I got used to seeing people enjoying this drink. Of course, who would not love drinking an ice-cold drink to quench your thirst after a long tiring day? But as I do my research, I’ve learned that doing so was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Did you Know?
- Sugary drinks are one of the leading causes of increase in number of bacteria in the mouth. This can cause significant tooth decay.
- There are 4.2 grams of sugar in a single teaspoon. Now, imagine scooping up 7 to 10 teaspoons full of sugar and dumping it into your 12-ounce glass of water.
- Adults who drink one sugary drink or more per day are 27 percent more likely to be overweight or obese than non-drinkers, regardless of income or ethnicity.
Health Risks of Drinking Soft Drinks
The connection between sugar consumption and obesity is undisputed. For every additional soda consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times.
Soda consumption is associated with nearly twice the risk of cavities in children and increases their likelihood in adults.
People who consume one to two cans per day have a 26% higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared with those who rarely have soft drinks.
IT HAS NO ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS – JUST SUGAR
Sugary sodas contain little to no essential nutrients, only providing sugar and calories. It adds nothing to your diet except excessive amounts of added sugar and unnecessary calories.
What You Can Do Now?
If you are still indulged with drinking soda, cut it now and just stop. I know it will be very hard. But every goal starts from a decision with discipline. If you want to lose weight, avoid chronic disease, and live longer, consider limiting your intake of sugary drinks.