For residents of San CristĂłbal de las Casas, a southeastern state of Chiapas in Mexico, soda isnâ€™t an occasional drink; soda is their main source of hydration!
Soda Linked to Diabetes?
Due to decreasing rainfall, poor local infrastructure and (crucially) a huge Coca-Cola plant on the outskirts of San CristĂłbal de las Casas that has a license to draw thousands of gallons of water every day from the local water reserves, locals end up drinking soda instead of water.
The presence and effect of the Coca-Cola plant is the subject of heated and emotional debate, but whatâ€™s also startling is how a daily diet that consists mainly of …
For most of us, itâ€™s true to say that youâ€™re never very far from a can of diet soda.Â The soda can is so ubiquitous in our lives that we hardly notice it sitting on a co-workerâ€™s desk, and we barely flinch when theyâ€™re thrust into our childrenâ€™s hands at parties.Â We have a vague idea that theyâ€™re not exactly great for our health, but theyâ€™re sugar-free, right?Â So how bad can it be, exactly?Â Letâ€™s look the other way again.
Or not.Â You see, diet soda is not good for your health.Â Many argue that it doesnâ€™t even occupy a neutral ground, that itâ€™s actually harmful.Â Letâ€™s …
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â One drink you really should avoidÂ Â Â Â We eat and drink many things that are bad for us health wise.Â In some ways, it is understandable.Â I would think that most people, if given the option, would probably choose a snack cake over a bowl of kale.Â Yet the snack cake is loaded with sugar, artificial flavors, and preservatives while in a Human Nutrition Research Center study, kale ranked highest in antioxidants of any food.Â Â
So while we wonâ€™t stop consuming all the things that are bad for us or begin consuming all the things that are good for us, with a little common sense and will power, we can strike a balance.Â
If youâ€™re trying to lose weight or simply get healthier, one must-do tool in your get-fit arsenal should be to cut empty calories. Empty calories are what we consume in foods and beverages that yield few or no beneficial nutrientsâ€”but pack on plenty of calories. Consuming food and beverage items like soda, energy drinks, pizza, hot dogs, and junk food will rack up your calorie count while offering you no nutrients in return.
Thatâ€™s why switching from soda to water is a perfect way to cut empty calories. Water doesnâ€™t have any calories, but hydrates our bodies and gives us necessary minerals. In the case of alkaline ionized water, you can actually drink antioxidants and hydroxyl ions through your …