15 billion gallons a year are consumed each year in the United States alone. Did you know that drinking just one can of soda a day can add more than a pound of weight every month. That’s mainly because that one can can have the equivalent of over a dozen spoonfuls of sugar (usually High Fructose Corn Syrup).
Ok, so you’ll drink diet soda instead? The jury is still out on that one. All those artificial sweeteners taken over time aren’t necessarily much better than the sugar either.
Even done the experiment of putting a small piece of meat into a glass of soda overnight, and seeing it dissolve? It does the same to your teeth enamel too.
It could also help to bring on kidney stones, and liver damage – thought to be the sodium benzoate in it.
It can lead to caffeine addiction, and it’s not goo for the stomach as it’s quite acidic, and can damage the lining of the stomach.
Oh one last thing, a can a day habit will cost you over $100 a year. So if there are 4 in your house drinking 3 cans a day, that’s over a grand a year, plus the health risks above.
TGFC recommends you make sure you drink your eight recommended 8 ounce glasses of water each day. It won’t do any harm to your health or your wallet!