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Quitting gives
you the chance
to try something new.
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Soda has no
nutritional value.

Diet and regular sodas
are lacking in vitamins,
minerals and essential
nutrients. So getting rid of
soda will make room for
other options with nutritional value. When the
craving for a sugary soda
hits, try picking up a piece
of fruit instead.

For a lot of people,
drinking soda is part
of a midday ritual to
beat the afternoon
lull. So, if you try to
cut out soda without
subbing in a healthy
alternative, it can feel
as though you're missing something. As you
phase out soda, reach
for sparkling water or
herbal tea. (Beware
added sweeteners.)

4

Post-soda crashes can leave
you shaky and irritable.

"When you drink soda, your body gets
a big hit of sugar," Christensen says.
Eventually, that spike in blood sugar
drops off, and you crash, causing you to
feel tired, irritable or jittery. If you drink
soda multiple times a day, you can get
multiple crashes.
"Soda is a short-term pick-me-up, but
it's not really your friend in the end,"
Christensen says.

5

Soda raises your risk for diabetes and
other chronic diseases.

Frequently drinking soda and other sugar-sweetened
beverages is linked with a number of chronic diseases,
including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease,
liver disease and gout, the CDC says.

6

Soda can make your joints ache.

Drinking soda "contributes to a lot of
inflammation in the body," Christensen says,
which can worsen joint pain, especially if you
have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. "I find
that when folks cut back on soda in particular, they don't have as many aches and pains.
They generally feel better."

7

Soda leads to bad
news at the dentist.

Drinking soda and other sugary
drinks can damage teeth, according
to the American Dental Association.
Cavity-causing bacteria in the
mouth feed on sugar and produce
acids that attack tooth enamel,
which can lead to cavities.

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