Sabtu, 01 November 2014

17 Ways Quitting Soda Can Make Your Life More Awesome

Do it for your teeth, your wallet, and your friend the scuba diver.

Okay, time for some real talk: Soda is delicious.

Okay, time for some real talk: Soda is delicious.

It's sweet, it's fizzy, and it makes you feel like Beyoncé. It tastes good on the beach. It tastes good in the car. It even makes a boring day at work more bearable. Magically, it goes just as well with your afternoon sandwich as it does with your late-night Jack Daniels.


Quitting might turn out to be better than all those things combined.


Buy less soda, have more money!

In 2012, soda was a $76 billion industry. Do the math on how much you spend: Even just one soda a day will cost you about $365 a year. For that much money you can buy a plane ticket, a cashmere robe, or this Dolly Parton portrait made entirely of rice leaves!

You might actually live longer.

Drinking sugary soda may actually cause you to age faster in a way similar to cigarettes, according to a study published last week in the American Journal of Public Health. The study found that drinking sugary soda was associated with shorter telomere length. Translation: The cells in your body are aging faster. On the plus-side: Drinking water is way healthier AND free!

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