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Just Two Sugary Drinks a Day Greatly Increases Diabetes Risk, Study Shows

Swedish researchers have found that consuming just two soft drinks a day can increase your relative risk of something called latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (Lada), a condition that shares characteristics of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The condition may be triggered by the way sugar in the drinks trigger glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, according to The Guardian.

Knowing this, I congratulate you if you’ve recently cut back on soda or eliminated it from your diet entirely. That means that you’ve joined thousands of others who, in the past 11 years, have cut back on soda so much that carbonated soft drink sales in the U.S. are plummeting every year. Unfortunately, annual per capita consumption of carbonated soft drinks in 2015 was still 650 8-ounce servings, even though several studies have confirmed the soda and diabetes link.

Soda is on my list of the absolute worst foods and drinks you can consume. A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains the equivalent of 16 teaspoons of sugar, typically in the form of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). If you are ditching soda, please remember that fruit juice is not a healthy alternative, mainly because it can easily contain just a much sugar as soda, with similar impacts on your health. (And smoothies can be even worse!)

Some of the best healthy alternatives to soda are unsweetened tea and coffee and good, clean, pure (and filtered) water. As a safer sweetener option, you could use stevia or Luo Han.
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