Can soda break your diet? Indulging in just one can of regular soda a day can cause you to gain as many as 10 pounds a year

Soda and diet

Think before you drink

Sugar-sweetened beverages are the number one source of calories in the U.S. For many people cola, ginger ale, root beer is the go-to drink to quench thirst or boost energy. If you want to lose weight, it is necessary to take a close look at how much soda you drink.

Let's consider this: for example a 12-ounce can of 7UP contains 39g of sugar. It's equal to about 10 teaspoons of sugar. Let's say you drink at least one can of soda per day. It would be 7 per week and 365 per year. It's equal to 70 teaspoons per week and 3650 teaspoons of sugar per year.

For powerful effect you could visual how much sugar you get from soda. Take a glass jar and fill it with the amount of sugar you take up from soda each day, day by day, week by week. You will be impressed!

Over the course of year, all that sugar adds up - indulging in just one can of regular soda a day can cause you to gain as many as 10 pounds a year.

Could diet soda be alternative choice? Diet soda can be low in sugar or calories, but it’s full of other health-draining chemicals, like caffeine, artificial sweeteners. Several reports in the media have indicated that artificial sweeteners may increase hunger and food intake, and as a result may cause weight gain.

Whatever you drink it is your choice and only you responsible for your health.

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