Sugary Drinks Linked to 180,000 Deaths Worldwide
It is no news to any of us that sugary drinks are bad for our health. But how bad can they be? For some people the answer is "deadly." In fact studies indicate that one in every 100 deaths from obesity-related diseases is caused by sugary beverages. A study reported in the journal Circulation in 2015 broke down the yearly deaths as follows; 133,000 from diabetes, 45,000 from cardiovascular disease and 6,450 deaths from cancer. And sadly, our neighbors to the south are the biggest sufferers from this worldwide epidemic.
The solution to the problem is very simple. If we drink natural water, maybe with a squeeze of lime for flavor, rather than beverages loaded with sugar, we can begin to end this disease epidemic. The next logical step is to stop eating processed foods loaded with sugar; desserts, breakfast cereals, pastries, candy, and ice cream are all brimming with sugar. As we free ourselves from sugar, we will free ourselves from the risks of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain cancers.
Stopping sugary drinks means breaking an addiction. When we taste sugar, the pleasure center in our brain registers the taste and instantly asks for more of those concentrated carbohydrates. Dr. Douglas Lisle explains how the addiction cycle works. This understanding gives us power as we seek to free ourselves from disease-forming habits.
So what would the manufacturers of sugary beverages say if they were required to advertise the truth about their products? It would have to go something like this: "Sugary drinks are addictive and lead to obesity, disease, and premature death." Choosing water instead will increase your risks of a long, healthy life filled with energy and vitality.
Have you broken the habit of sugary drinks? Tell us about it in the comment section below.
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