Drink just one can of sugary soda per day while not adjusting the amount of food you consume or increasing your exercise level, and you’ll add 15 pounds to your weight over a year’s time.
One 12-ounce can of sugary soda boasts 150 calories. Super-size that and, well, you get the picture. Americans are drinking twice as much sugared soda per person as they did 25 years ago.
Want to quench your thirst without expanding your girth? Reach for fruit or vegetable juices. Then, of course, there’s always water!
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
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