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....Try soda water instead. Soda water has the fizz that you may enjoy when drinking regular
soda. It's made up of nothing more than carbonated water.
....Mix the soda water with fruit juice. If you find the soda water flavorless, combine it with a
sugar free or low sugar fruit juice. Another option is to use the blender to mix whole fruits and
soda water together.
....Drink flavored water. If you like the sweet aspect of soda, pick up water with a hint of fruit
flavor. Nestle Pure Life and Glaceau are two brands that you can try.
....Visit the local health food store and ask if it carries fruit-juice flavored sodas or sodas
sweetened with stevia, a sweetener that doesn't raise blood glucouse levels.
....Pick up the new soda alternative Zevia. This new drink is being promoted as a calorie free and
all natural substitute to diet soda. Zevia comes from a blend of all natural herbs and drinkers
have likened the taste to diet soda.
.....If you must drink a soda, opt for one that is low-sugar, but not sweetened with chemicals that
may harm you, and choose sodas that don't contain caffeine. Most colas are high in caffeine.
Tips & Warnings
Although you may drink diet soda instead of regular soda, you should still consider an
alternative if you are attempting to stay away from drinks that contain artificial sweeteners.
Since Zevia is new, it has yet to be widely distributed. Look for the product at your local health
and whole foods store.
New Study: Diet Soda May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, and Metabolic Syndrome — by
Catherine Morgan and cross-posted at BlogHer.org
A new study, says that drinking more than one soda a day (even if it is a diet or sugar free soda), can be
associated with an increased incidence of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors linked to the
development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Low-Carb Diets to combat metabolic syndrome
Eating a low-carb diet improves the hormonal signaling involved in obesity and improves the sense of fullness,
allowing weight loss, according to study leader Matthew R. Hayes, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of
People with metabolic syndrome struggle with excessive abdominal fat; low levels of HDL — good —
cholesterol; and insulin resistance or glucose intolerance, in which the body doesn’t properly use insulin or
blood sugar. Metabolic syndrome raises the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other serious health
problems, according to the American Heart Association.
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
People with the metabolic syndrome are at increased risk of coronary heart disease and other diseases
related to plaque buildups in artery walls (e.g., stroke and peripheral vascular disease) and type 2 diabetes.
The metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in the United States. It’s estimated that over 50
million Americans have it.
Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome
Tackling one of the risk factors of metabolic syndrome is tough — taking on all of them might seem
overwhelming. But aggressive lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication can improve all of the
metabolic syndrome components. Getting more physical activity, losing weight and quitting smoking help
reduce blood pressure and improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. These changes are key to reducing
Are Diet Soda and Metabolic Syndrome Linked?
Soda makers rejected the study. “The assertions defy the existing body of scientific evidence, as well as
common sense,” said Susan K. Neely, president and chief executive of the American Beverage Assn.
In a statement on Monday, the American Heart Assn. said that diet soda remained “a good option to replace
caloric beverages that do not contain important vitamins and minerals.”
Water, diet soft drinks and fat-free or low-fat milk remain better choices than full-calorie soft drinks, the group
Let me just point out, that this new study is not suggesting you drink regular soda instead of diet soda.
Basically, both bad for you. Eliminating them from your diet would the the most healthy thing to do. However, if
you can’t give up your soda, then diet would still be the “lesser” of two evils. My suggestion would be; if you can’
t stop “cold turkey”, consider decreasing the amount you drink gradually. Remember, every step you can take
towards a healthier diet, is a step in the right direction - even if they are just baby steps.
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