Soda drinks with their cool advertisements are enticing to most consumers. Aside from its taste, such drinks can also be an energy-booster. While soda drinks have already been a part of the daily consumption for many people, there are a number of things that the soda industry won’t tell you. Take a look at the following:
Soda Consumption Makes You Fat
According to a report released by the Institute of Medicine, the increasing consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas is one of the main contributors to the obesity epidemic. In the US alone, 26% of adults are considered obese in 2011. You can blame this to excess sugar consumption. As a matter of fact, one to two sugary drinks consumption a day will increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes as the Diabetes Journal found put it.
Diet Drinks Are Not Considered Healthy Foods
Diet sodas are usually portrayed as healthy beverage substitutes in ads. However, it may not be good for your health either. A study which was published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that there is a strong correlation between diet beverages and increased risk of Type 2 diabetes. The consumption of diet sodas and sugar-sweetened beverages has been linked to higher risk of developing diabetes. But when you compare diabetes risk between the diet soda drinkers and the regular soda drinkers, it shows that the diet drinkers have a higher risk of diabetes.
Did you know that the hottest new beverage is water?
People might not know this but the hottest new beverage nowadays is water. This just shows that when they are thirsty, they still go back to the basics by purchasing more bottled water. Since 2001, water sales increased up to 56%. On the other hand, there is a decline among fizzy drinks. As a result, most soda makers these days now own bottled-water brands.