According to a Gallup poll discussed here, 48 percent of surveyed Americans — nearly half! — drink soda on a daily basis. Among those who drank soda, the average daily intake was 2.6 glasses per day. But soda has been known to be unhealthy, and and I want to remind you guys why! Here are some reasons below why you should avoid soda.
- A can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, leading to weight gain, diabetes, yeast overgrowth, and a lot of other bad reactions to the body.
- Soda doesn't have any nutritional value, no natural sugar from fruit whatsoever. There are so many negative things about it but no positive benefits!
- According to Harvard, studies conducted linked those who drink soda to obesity and health problems.
- Soda has phosphoric acid, which can lead to osteoporosis. As we get older, the effects become more apparent, especially for those who have consumed soda all their life.
So what do you do if you crave a sweet drink, but want to avoid drinking soda? One of my favorite salad brands, Organic Girl, recently sent me some of their new cold pressed, cold-brewed green drinks to try, and they're amazing! With one pound of cold brewed greens in each one, they're slightly sweet naturally, but have a ton of nutritional benefits! Check them out at your local Pavilions or Safeway stores if you get a chance!
I've been enjoying my drinks throughout the day; on the way to work in the morning, before yoga, and pretty much any time I want to be hydrated. I'm also a mealprepper, and they work great in my weekly meal plans too at only 40 calories per bottle! #lettucehydrateyou
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Organic Girl. All opinions are my own.
These drinks are great for on the go!
I include them in my weekly mealprep!