We have never been happier that we swapped soda and gatorade for good old fashioned H20!
The Harvard School of Public Health has determined that men who drink one sugar-sweetened beverage daily have a 20% higher risk of coronary heart disease than men who drink none.
Researchers came to this alarming conclusion even AFTER accounting for risk factors like smoking, sedentary lifestyle, alcohol use and family history.
The study, published on Monday in the journal Circulation, used data from 43,000 male health professionals who were actively surveyed about their diets and health habits for 22 years.
Professor Frank Hu, the same man who found a link between red meat and early death, stressed the point that soda, fruit juice, iced tea, and other sugary beverages "should be treated as a treat, not for all the time."
Your diet is totally up to you, however, cutting out as many caloric beverages from your day as possible will not only help you lose weight, but it may prolong your life too!
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