Before you get too excited, lets hear what the question was......Over the holidays when visiting with my niece, she asked me, "If there was one food you could eliminate from the earth to help with everyone's nutrition what would it be?" It didn't take me long to come up with "SODA". The next time you get a chance, read the ingredient label on soda. This is especially entertaining if you are looking at diet soda. Is there anything in soda that is good for you, does this sound like food or something you should be pouring into your body everyday? "NO!" Drinking regular soda is an easy way to fill up on a ton of extra calories from sugar. If you drink diet, you are not getting calories, but you are drinking a lot of chemicals everyday that have no nutrition value. Studies show people who switch to diet soda to save calories generally do not lose weight. No one knows exactly why, but this may be because the intense sweetness of the artificial sweeteners keeps you craving sugar/sweets.
If you are looking to make a change in the new year, try to get rid of the soda. Spend the soda money on some fruits and veggies instead!