Thursday, May 2, 2013

In The News: Consuming One 12 Ounce Soda Per Day Can Increase Risk For Developing Type 2 Diabetes By 22 Percent!

A recent large scale European study has revealed that drinking just one 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soft drink a day can increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by up to 22 percent!  Previous studies done in the U.S have shown similar statistics (increased risk by about 25% for soda consumers) and the researchers set out to investigate the link in the European population as well.  The effects of soda were independent of weight status too. The article was published in the journal Diabetologia and you can read it on their website.

So it seems, that no matter where you live in the world, drinking soda is NOT a good habit for health!! One 12 ounce soda has a whopping 39 grams of sugar, check this page for some staggering soda statistics.  Instead chugging down empty sugar- laden calories from soda, try water or tea as a beverage. Also, try my refreshing Cucmber Water recipe, or for a lower sugar, vitamin packed drink, check out some of my smoothie recipes as well!


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