Soda Facts: The Risks Behind Sugary Drinks

Last week, we wanted to know where you stood on the New York Soda Ban. After the post, our pals at EveryDay Health reached out and offered up an infographic that further illustrates the health risks associated with drinking lots of sugary beverages. While most of us already know that soda (and other sugary beverages) is bad for us, some of these stats help paint a picture of just how hard it can hit your overall health.

The New York Soda Ban is still up for debate, but this kind of information probably played a large part in why New York took such a controversial step. A big thank you to EveryDay Health for sharing the infographic with us! Click here to view the infographic directly from the source.

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  1. CrustyThighs

     /  December 19, 2012

    Diet is horrible for you! Its like taking an acid trip without the acid!

  2. Picky Eater

     /  September 21, 2012

    The problem I have with full-sugar soda (and can I just mention that I love Dr. Pepper?), is that I can drink a lot of soda, but not feel full. So if I’m at a restaurant and the server just keeps filling my drink, I can easily consume 500 calories of soda, but still have room for my lunch. Considering that I try to keep my lunch to 500-700 calories max, if I have a bottomless soda with lunch, it’s like having two lunches. And while I love Dr. Pepper (did I mention that yet?), if I want to consumer 1,000 calories, I’m going to have a brownie sundae and enjoy every spoonful of hot fudge goodness, not just have a sandwich and two refils of regular soda!

    Am I right people? (Maybe it’s just me.)

    • Andy

       /  September 21, 2012

      I completely agree with you. My wife and I recently started keeping track of our daily calories and setting a maximum amount per day. I never drink soda now. I rarely drink anything but water and black coffee now. When deciding between food or drink when I only have so many calories left, I always go for the food. I do go for the zero-calorie diet sodas though. I know I’m not supposed to, but I do.

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