Not only is soda considered a source of empty calories that contributes to obesity, it also contains cancer-causing ingredients. Regular intake of soda can contribute to inflammation, insulin-resistance and gastro-esophageal reflux disease. The artificial food dyes and the chemical Derivative 4-Methylimidazole (4-MI) have been directly linked to cancer through numerous studies.
So cut out the soda and reach for a healthier alternative instead. A delicious, healthy and simple option is to drink some water with fresh lemon, orange or your other favorite citrus fruit squeezed in.