Yesterday I downloaded the StumbleUpon app for my iPhone - not sure why I hadn't done it sooner! While I was playing around with it and stumbling I came across this informative diagram on the health impacts of drinking soda. It has several important talking points that everyone should know - like how for each additional soda consumed your risk of obesity increases by 1.6%!
I am happy to say that we are not soda drinkers and we will teach our boys that soda is not a healthy choice. In fact last week they had a dental health day at school and my 6 year old came home and told me how bad soda is for your teeth and that it is not healthy.
I know how hard it is to give up soda, or anything for that matter. Up until my senior year in high school I was a soda drinker. But I made a choice to stop during that year and let me tell you I instantly saw a change in my weight. I encourage you to take a look at this and at maybe try and cut back your soft drink consumption and maybe eventually you can work towards no soda at all. Even if you cut back from 2 glasses a day to 1, I think that is a huge improvement and a leap in the right direction.
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