* Do all of our loved ones & friends KNOW ?
* Note: Taken from The Daily Dose with Jack Harrison – 11/15/2017
Think a little soda won’t hurt?
I know, I know. “Soda is bad for you” ain’t exactly cutting-edge health advice. The only doctor who’d tell you otherwise is Dr. Pepper.
But we all have a bad habit or two… and, for some folks, it’s soda.
And maybe not even a whole lot of soda. Just an occasional cola every now and again, maybe a couple of times a week, and that’s it.
That should be safe… right?
The latest research shows that even this tiny bit of soda — twice a week — can lead to serious, permanent, and even DEADLY health problems!
The new review of 36 studies finds the damage of soda kicks in at very low levels.
Just one can of soda — just once! — can cause blood sugar to spike. No surprise, since it’s essentially liquid sugar, with a single can of cola containing almost two days’ worth of the sweet stuff.
But that single serving can also trigger a spike in blood pressure, which is bad news if your levels are already somewhere out in orbit.
The risks only get greater from there, starting with that twice-a-week habit.
Some of the studies in the review found that this small-but-steady intake of soda — or any other sugar-sweetened drink, including “sports” and “energy” drinks — can increase your risk of weight gain, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Is any habit worth that? Not on your life… and the study in the Journal of the Endocrine Society shows that’s exactly what’s on the line here.
It’s time to pick a new “bad” habit. Maybe stick to one that isn’t so bad after all.
Some wet blankets will tell you not to drink beer — but unlike soda, a brew or two can actually be GOOD for you, cutting the risk of heart disease (as long as you’re healthy enough to handle the alcohol and not on any meds that don’t mix).
Some folks will even tell you not to drink coffee, but a few mugs a day will PROTECT you, not hurt you. As I shared just last week, a little java can add years to your life.
Heck, even those fancy teas they’re always pushing on you when you try to walk through the mall are better for you than soda, with some types of tea cutting the risk of cancer, heart disease, and more.
They key with both coffee and tea is to drink it WITHOUT sugar and other sweeteners, so you get all of those benefits without the risks.
And with beer, of course, the key is moderation, just like it is with nearly everything… except soda.
Kicking the can,