Numerous studies have linked the consumption of soft drinks to obesity. Another compelling reason to quit drinking soft drinks is the link between soft drinks and diabetes. The high sugar content in soft drinks may also lead to tooth decay. Even diet and ‘zero sugar’ beverages may not necessarily be healthier. Research has shown that diet or ‘zero sugar’ soft drinks may also lead to kidney damage and stroke risk. So, if you would like to quit, but cringe at the thought of reducing your soft drink intake, here are 3 easy alternatives to help you quit soft drink addiction:
- Mix it with water – Mixing your drink with water can slowly help you to wean off the sugar in soft drinks.
- Switch to unsweetened tea – If you need a caffeine booth, but don’t drink coffee, try unsweetened tea instead. Tea has real health benefits due to the phytochemicals it contains.To spice up your tea drinking experience, try adding in some lemon or mint.
- Mix your own sweet drink – If you do not like the taste of water, try adding in some fruits or natural flavours. If you crave the fizziness of soda, try seltzer instead. Chilling your water can also give it a more refreshing taste.
In the end, you do not have to cut out soft drinks completely. The key is to moderate and reduce your intake slowly. Follow these simple tips, drink more water in place of soft drinks to a healthier you.
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