Monday, May 26, 2008

It's Only Sugar Water

Soda. You probably drink it every day, and in fairly large quantities. Soda is so bad for you! I used to drink soda and energy drinks every day until I learned one amazing fact. A 12 oz Coca Cola has as much sugar in it as half of a cake... A CAKE!

But wait, your saying to yourself, "I only drink diet! It is so much better then regular soda." Here is a quick fact about the 'sugar' (Aspartane) they put into diet sodas.

Aspartame/Nutrasweet is a brain drug that stimulates your brain so you think that the food you're eating tastes sweet. If you pay attention you'll notice that when using Aspartame/Nutrasweet, everything you eat at the same time also tastes sweet! This may be why Aspartame/Nutrasweet causes you to crave carbohydrates. Hence, you won't lose weight using it.
You think you are drinking something that is good for you?

There are hundreds of different drinks that taste great, and are much better for you. Some people still want the carbonated taste, so they look for alternative carbonated drinks and stumble upon Lipton's Green Tea. (It comes in bottles at the store, not packages!)

Some more things you can drink are:

  • Water! (I drink water all the time.)
  • Milk
  • Tea (Hot or Cold)
  • Natural Juice (Check the packaging)
Soda isn't the only thing that stores have to offer, plus, its expensive. Turn on the tap for next to nothing!