Beat the soda habit! Five things that will help you ditch the fizz!

Did you know it takes 30 minutes of brisk walking to equal the calories of one 12-ounce can of soda? Choose your drinks wisely and be mindful of the drinks you consume. You might be adding unwanted calories and sugar into your body. On top of the sugar and calorie overload, sugary drinks do not satisfy hunger. They actually raise your insulin levels which cause you to be hungry soon after finishing one drink.

Here are five reasons why you should replace sugary drinks with water:

  • People who consume sugary drinks regularly, at least one to two cans a day, have a 26% greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people who do not.
  • A typical 20-ounce soda contains 15 to 18 teaspoons of sugar and up to 240 calories.
  • Water keeps every part of your body working properly, including digestion, circulation and maintaining body temperature.
  • Having a glass of water before each meal helps to curb your appetite and make you feel fuller.
  • Drinking water hydrates the body and improves your skin.