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How Much Soda is Too Much?
Kick the coke! Coke Cola, that is, and Pepsi, and whatever other caffeinated-sugar-laden beverages you are drinking. It’s no secret that drinking too much in soda is a bad thing in children and adults. A number of health problems have been directly linked to soda or soft drinks including diabetes, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome, and tooth decay. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), some non-diet soft drinks have up to 11 teaspoons per sugar per serving. The organization cites the link between consumption – especially heavy consumption – of soft drinks made with sugar and developing tooth decay.
Truth is there is no widespread, respected body of research that claims that soda is healthy even in moderation. Not even diet soda. There is plenty of literature to suggest that fruit juice is the healthier alternative but whether regular or diet, soda gets a bad rap. But I hear the stuff they make soda with is pretty healthy, it’s called water. Drink up friends.