Cut Your Soda Intake and Lose 14 Pounds

Give up soda for a year and you could lose 14 pounds.

| Reverse Diabetes
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One twelve-ounce can of Coca-Cola has 140 calories, all of them from refined sugars. Replace your soda habit with a glass of ice water — add a squeeze of lemon, cucumber slices, or mint leaves for a nice refreshing flavor.

Make this change once a day and you’ll slash 51,100 calories a year, which adds up to more than 14 pounds!

Diet soda isn’t any better. It’s been linked to increased risk of stroke and drains calcium stores in your body.

Need ideas on what to drink instead of soda? Here are 5 suggestions for soda alternatives.

Source: Reverse Diabetes and Gather.com

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