Everyone loves a refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day, but who says those libations have to be soda? Studies show that soda, and diet soda do damage over time to one’s mind, and body. However, a variety of delicious alternatives can make you feel better, lighter, and cleaner inside and out.
Studies have shown that soda is very bad for our health. For one thing, it can ruin your skin and accelerate the aging process.
If you think it’s a sugar problem, diet sodas are no better—diet drinks can lower PH levels in the body which can lead to acne, and leave you with a tired look (under eye circles, etc.).
Also, the aspartame (the sugar supplement) found in diet soda can cause mood swings, headaches, and dizziness. Both soda, and diet soda can have a troubling effect on people with anxiety,or depression. For many it can also lead to increased risk of heart attack, diabetes, and obesity.
And if you say, well even with all of the risks diet soda will help me lose weight—think again! The University of Texas Health Science Center conducted a study that found that the more diet soda a person drank, they greater increased their risk of becoming overweight. Drinking two or more cans a day increased waistlines by 500 percent.
There are many natural drinks that you can consider as alternatives, but we’ve compiled ten replacements that are just as satisfying, and healthy to boot.