“Food is information to our genes.” – J. Bland
Knowing this, it is important that you get the right information to your body. That brings me to one of the absolute worst things you can be consuming – soda! Soda consumption is at record levels in Canada. An average Canadian drinks more than 119 liters of carbonated soda drinks a year! In fact, carbonated soda accounts for more sugar in a typical 2 year-old toddler’s diet than cookies, candies, and ice cream combined. That’s a horrible statistic but not that surprising if you really think about it. A few weeks ago, I was at a family gathering and was appalled at the amounts of soda being consumed by the children. I understand that most people view soda as a harmless treat once in a while but I feel the need to correct this – it is harmful and is in no way a treat for your body, let alone the body of a child.
Soda consumption is linked to a number of serious and dangerous health concerns. It’s funny to me how we have all realized that cigarettes can lead to cancer but refuse to take the same notice of an even more common product that may be just as harmful, if not more so. For those of you who doubt me when I say soda is deadly, take a look at the following conditions that it is linked to:
For the last few decades, society has been successfully programmed into believing that soda is a wonderful treat – deliciously cool and so refreshing. This is untrue and just plain wrong. These sorts of eating habits and lifestyle choices have led society to become ridden with preventable illnesses, diseases, and conditions. Everything from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are all on a very scary rise. Our diets play a crucial role in this.
It’s time to reprogram ourselves and take our health into our own hands. Healthy living can seem difficult but it really is about taking it one step at a time. Eliminating soda from your homes is definitely one step in the right direction.