What’s the real hidden cost of drinking that can of soda? Watch the video below, part of a series called Hidden Costs, and find out:
From the original ‘Hidden Cost of Soda‘ article:
“Americans drink the most soda in the world, according to the Kick the Can Foundation. On average, Americans drink a staggering 45 gallons of soda each year. While drinking a 12-ounce can of soda on a daily basis may seem harmless enough, one of soda’s main ingredients – high-fructose corn syrup – has been heavily linked to obesity. The Livestrong Foundation reports that high-fructose corn syrup is known for increasing belly fat, prompting cholesterol development in the liver, and encouraging visceral fat, all of which make individuals more susceptible to diabetes and obesity.
For non-diet drinkers that means guzzling 16 teaspoons of sugar every day. And if you’re consuming diet or low-calorie soda, you’re probably worse off. Countless studies link aspartame and other artificial sweeteners to increased risks for certain cancers, kidney and liver damage, and even Alzheimer’s.”
Still want that cold coke?