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Target Less Soda Purchase in 2017 For A Healthier You

Target Less Soda

Target Less Soda Purchase in 2016 for a Healthier You

The less soda we drink, the healthier we’ll be; the drink has been linked to a myriad of ailments including obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. In turn, health costs would be alleviated, too. 

The Mexican government approved the sales tax on soda drinks in 2013. In 2014, it went into effect: a roughly 20% sales tax on all sugar-sweetened beverages. According to an observational study published in the BMJ. Within a year, people in Mexico were buying 12% fewer sugar-sweetened beverages. That’s not all — within the same period of time, sales of bottled water rose 4%. If that has proved successful in one country then why not implement it all over the world.

Soda Consumption & its Effects

As soon as soda’s swallowed, the pancreas is notified and rapidly begins to create insulin in response to the sugar. Insulin is a hormone the body uses to move sugar from food or drink into the bloodstream, where cells are then able to use sugar for energy. Within just 20 minutes, blood sugar levels spike and the liver responds to the insulin by turning sugar into fat for storage. Within 45 minutes of gulping down a single 20-ounce glass of soda, caffeine from the drink is fully absorbed, and as a result your pupils dilate and blood pressure rises. The body produces more dopamine, which stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain — just like a low-grade line of cocaine.  When the hour chimes, the body begins to experience a blood sugar crash, which is around the same time a person reaches for their second soda, or for another sweet and sugar snack to suffice.

Why Avoid Soda?

How to Fight the Craving?

If you really love something, don’t put it completely off limits. You won’t be able to stick to it.

Its time You start respecting your body, to stay the best.

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