BH4BP #35 – Sodas: Is Diet Really Any Better?

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For most people, when they are feeling thirsty or tired and want an energy boost, they seldom reach for water or tea. They reach for a soda instead. Many of us are addicted to sodas. If we go a day without them, our energy levels go down and we feel fatigued. Statistics show that Americans drink more soda than ever before.

In this show, I discuss why sodas are not part of a healthy diet, how regular and diet sodas can lead to weight gain and tips to wean yourself off of soda.

Some references I used while researching this show are The New Wellness Encyclopedia, WebMD and missourifamilies.org.

I end the show with a question from Kimberly about what effect it has on your body when you drink cold, hot or room temperature water.

The Blog Posts for this week are:

  1. High Blood Pressure? Cut The Ketchup
  2. Don’t Let Your Health Go Up In Smoke

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  1. Mark says:

    Very interesting! I will have to come back for the podcast to learn more. Thank you and have a nice weekend!

  2. I have been watching NASCAR lately with my seven year old son. He really enjoys the cars and learning the names of the crew chiefs and owners etc… I know that money makes the world go round, but every time a driver hits the winners circle he is usually sucking down some high fructose corn syrup beverage.
    It is disappointing. There was a time that I thought I couldn’t live without a Coke. But you can. You don’t need the caffeine, you don’t need the sugar, you just make it harder on your adrenal glands. Do your self a favor and drink more water, you will save a ton of money and be a whole lot healthier for it.

  3. Emily says:

    I was shocked and stunned by the average consumption figures you cited for soda in America. I knew we drank too much, but good heavens!

    I can’t remember the last time I had a soda with HFCS in it, and the last “natural” soda I had, flavored with sugar and fruit juice, was many months ago.

    I was raised without soda in my home ever, and consequently never got “addicted” to it, for which I consider myself very lucky.

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