10+ Reasons to Give up Soda Pop

Ugh. I read this headline: 10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda.

Water is the healthiest thing that you can drink. A dry cell is a dead cell. And water helps to wash things out of your body.

On the contrary:

  • Diet pop is loaded with artificial ingredients that harm your body, from causing cancer and heart problems to making your crave real sugar.
  • “Real” pop is loaded with sugar, a useless type of carb that leads to weight gain, rotten teeth, and a weaker immune system, to name a few.
  • Both diet and “real” pop causes headaches, depression, teeth staining, and more.
  • Any liquid that sits more than eight hours begins to grow bacteria. Bacteria:  ubiquitous one-celled organisms . . . which are involved in fermentation, putrefaction, infectious diseases, or nitrogen fixation. — Okay, so it doesn’t matter if you know what “ubiquitous” is, you still know infectious diseases are not good.
  • Anything contained in plastic has the added “bonus” of containing a little petroleum.
  • Anything stored in a can has the “benefit” of having a little heavy metal.

So drink water. Spice it up by floating strawberries and blueberries, or lemons and lime. Dip a tea bag into it. Crush up ice. Try a combo: white tea with berries and ice.

My Buddy says, “It’s okay to drink a glass of pop once a week for a treat, but don’t make a daily habit out of it.”



About Faye Lynn

Barefoot and Breathless is a contemporary romance, chick-lit, women's fiction novel about a single mother looking for love, dealing with her son's growing independence, overcoming a past abusive relationship, trying to stay true to her morals, and teaching in a public at-risk school. It's a light, fun read with a writing style of Rachel Gibson meets Janet Evanovich. Like the heroine in Barefoot and Breathless, I'm a teacher, yogi, and single mother. I hope you enjoy reading my posts, and I look forward to reading your comments. Carpe Diem, Faye Lynn
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