You’re depriving yourself of essential nutrientsAfrica Studio/Shutterstock
People who drink sodas instead of healthy beverages (think low-fat milk and pure fruit juice) are less likely to get adequate vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium. What’s more, soda contains phosphoric acid, which depletes calcium and magnesium—two nutrients help keep your immunity operating at peak efficiency. Make sure you don’t skip out on these essential nutrients. Even nutritionists don’t get enough of them!
You’re more likely to develop diabetesImage Point Fr/Shutterstock
Sodas containing high-fructose corn syrup can also lead to a higher production of free radicals, which have been linked to tissue damage, the development of diabetes, and diabetic complications. These are the best foods for a diabetic diet.