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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Gorgeous alternatives to soda!
This is my sweetheart. We have been married 22 years!
14 days ago, he made the healthy decision to give up soda.
I am so proud of him.
He has a super stressful job, as an Electrical engineer. He will leave the office and go grab a big gulp, to take a break...get some caffeine! This was becoming a couple times a day.
The office also has a fridge with soda, and he said he would grab a couple cans from that each day too. Added up, he was drinking on average over 60oz a day....wow.
if you need some reasons to dump it, here are just a few...
According the Journal of American Medicine, beverage consumption made up 21% of the total daily calories consumed for people over age 2.
  • chemicals and minerals in soda cause stress on kidneys and could lead to formation of kidney stones, and kidney disease 
  • leaches minerals from teeth & bone, leading to osteoporosis, but also phosphoric acid from carbonation weakens and damages tooth enamel over time
  • artificial sweeteners give you cravings for sweets, which can lead to eating more calories and weight gain

1 comment:

  1. Coming up on 4 weeks with no soda. I feel a whole new energy level and better overall!