Numerous studies link sweet and artificially sweet beverages to obesity and an overwhelming number of chronic diseases. The phosphorus (which is present in some types of soda) weakens our bones. Our culture helps us justify drinking soda in so many ways; while at the same time, we know it can be harmful for ourselves and the environment.
If you are looking to kick the soda habit without going "cold turkey", then my next three posts are for you. This upcoming week I'll be covering some healthier options for sodas with herbal sodas and juice spritzers. These options can keep the "fizzy" in summer without being as detrimental as commercial sodas. They make a nice transition step for people eventually looking to kick the soda habit.