Sugar-sweetened sodas contribute to weight gain, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, gout, coronary artery disease, and strokes as well, in amounts as low as one soda a day. The findings associating soda consumption and strokes are detailed in a study conducted by researchers at Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute and Harvard University.
All diabetic educators should pay strict attention to the other finding: low-calorie soda drinkers also had a higher incidence of chronic disease, including weight gain and all its secondary effects.
Neither sugar sodas nor low-caloried diet sodas have any part in a healthy lifestyle.
Are you a soda drinker? Do you serve soda at parties? Particularly for children and young adults, forming lifelong health habits, look for mineral water and tea alternatives.