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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Just 2 Cups of Soda a Week Increases Diabetes By 29% - Stop Drinking Soda!

Just 2 Cups of Soda a Week Increases Diabetes By 29% - Stop Drinking Soda!
A recent study showed that it doesn't take much sugary soft drinks to jack up your diabetes. In fact, only 2 cups a soda per week is enough to increase diabetes by 29 percent.
Do the math!

Ok, so if you drink 2 cups of soda per week, that is 104 cups of soda per year, or 13 gallons per year. Right? However, according to research and consulting firm Beverage Marketing Corp., Americans drink 38.5 gallons of soft drinks per year.* This is putting them at a risk that is 3 times greater to increase Type 2 diabetes.

Other health risks

Besides increasing Type 2 diabetes, sugary sodas also create other health issues. This includes obesity, lack of adequate vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium, and too much phosphoric acid found in soda can deplete calcium and magnesium, which are the two nutrients necessary to help keep your immunity system strong and healthy.

The study analyzed data from 43,580 participants aged 45-74 years of age. All the participants in the study were free of diabetes and other chronic illness at the beginning of the study. The alarming results showed that even a little soda has a dramatic affect on Type 2 diabetes as well as other serious health issues.

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* In the US, per capita consumption of traditional carbonated soft drinks in the US peaked at nearly 53 gallons per capita in 1998, according to an RBC Capital Markets report.
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