Crush Your Soda Habit


Turns out, a carbonated drink isn’t just weight gain in a glass—it can strain your heart. Researchers in Denmark found that when patients with peripheral artery disease consumed a drink with 67 grams of sugar (see the 591ml soft drink stat below), their markers of inflammation increased. But when patients drank juice, these indicators were reduced. Although both liquids contained similar amounts of sugar, say the scientists, juice also has antioxidants that counter inflammation.



Image by Melissa Punch


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