Kicking your soda-pop habit is one of the best dietary choices you can make. Here are a few reasons why you should kick the bad habit now.
Prevent diseases. Many diseases have been linked to soda including heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and even liver disease.
Improve dental health. By avoiding the harsh acids and sugars in soda, you can have stronger, healthier teeth.
Lose weight and belly fat. Sugar or artificial sweeteners in regular and diet soda can boost insulin levels and caloric intake, contributing to weight gain, and a wider waistline.
Break your sugar addiction. Giving up soda-pop is hard because sugar is so addicting. So are the fake sugars in diet sodas. Here are a few alternatives to help you get through the challenging transition:
- Squeeze lemon or lime in your water for something more flavorful.
- Try soda water to get the bubbles that you might be missing from soda-pop. My favorite is perrier and they are now making naturally flavored options also.
- Zevia is an all natural, stevia sweetened beverage for those moments when you are craving a soda but don’t want to go down the sugar path again!
Go ahead and give it a try and let me know how it goes!
I am a personal fitness trainer in South Pasadena. If you are in the area and need any fitness guidance let me know. I would be happy to help! JustFit LA