Health and Nutrition Facts About Soda
3 Surprising Reasons to Give Up Soda
Shocking Soda Fact #1: Soda Fattens Up Organs
Shocking Soda Fact #2: Soda Contains Flame Retardants
Shocking Soda Fact #3: Drinking Soda Makes You a Lab Rat
America has a drinking problem. No, not booze. I'm talking about soft drinks. According to the Beverage Marketing Corporation, the average American guzzles 44.7 gallons of the sweet stuff every year. Not sure what 44.7 gallons looks like? It's about what you'd need to fill a small kiddie pool.
But the truth is, you don't need me to tell you that soda isn't healthy. We all know that America's drink of choice contributes to our country's ever-expanding obesity problem. But, as Rodale.com writer Leah Zerbe discovered, love handles are just the beginning. Read on for her report on three shocking soda facts that will have you saying, "Just water, please," from now on. (Search: Which sodas pack the most sugar and calories?)
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