There is a lot of media currently on the negative effects of drinking soda. I must admit that I loved Pepsi. I’ve given it up often, replacing the drink with tea, coffee, wine, etc. There is just something about the carbonated beverage that hits the spot that others do not. Still, knowing there is no nutritional value to soda and knowing that I usually drop 3 pounds when I give it up, I’m gave it up last year. After 3 weeks, it was easier, but those first 3 weeks were difficult for me.
If you are still drinking sodas, here are some statistics for you:
- 53 million sodas are sold at a cost of $70 billion.
- Drinking one soda a day equals 53 gallons and 49 pounds of sugar annually.
- One can of soda a day equals 17 teaspoons of sugar which equals 91,000 calories and 26 extra pounds annually.