There are a lot of people who cannot function without caffeine. They consider themselves awake only after they have taken a sip of their morning coffee while other people are soda junkies. They crave the sugary sweetness of their soda drinks and can’t go a single day without a bottle of the sweet beverage.
My question is who has the worst addiction?
I have previously written about the perils of both coffee and soda drinks. If you believe everything you read in the media soda drinks have the same level of health risks as smoking cigarettes while coffee leads to heart related diseases.
But I personally think these are just exaggeration of data, drinking coffee within reason has been linked to numerous health benefits such as a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
But no health benefits have been linked to the consumption of soda drinks.
Soda drinks including diets soda are loaded with added sugars which have been linked to numerous health issues including type 2 diabetes, cancers, heart related diseases and obesity.
So in reality you should limit your consumption of both coffee and soda drinks because the consumption of either of these beverages have their risks. While you may miss the sugar rush you get from these drinks you can gradually try switching to healthier options such as yoghurts, herbal teas, green teas and waters. It would be a change but in the long run your body would thank you for it.
Photo by tiverylucky. Published on 04 July 2013
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