Soda is one of the most common and least healthy beverages available. Besides the familiar risks of tooth-decay and increased obesity, soda pop can leach calcium, magnesium and zinc from the body, weaken bones, increase risks of osteoporosis and diabetes, cause dehydration and exacerbate asthma, eczema and skin rashes. Diet soda isn’t any better, it may be worse. Next time you’re ready to pop a top, instead reach for water, pure natural juice, or herbal tea.
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