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You’re drinking it, and it’s killing you softly…


It seems so harmless.

Especially if we only do it every once in a while.

 

But drinking it is killing us softly….



This is the thing! Water is great for us! We already know this, because we listen to the “Temple Fit with Dr. Asha” radio segment, especially the one that talked about the life properties we receive from drinking pure, unadulterated water. 🙂 However, sometimes we want to spruce it up a bit, and that’s when many of us turn to soda.

 

I’m not saying to stop drinking soda altogether, but I am saying that, if you want to live longer, you may want to take a second look at how much cola you’re putting down.

 

According to research conducted at the University of California San Francisco, “the more soda people drank, the shorter their telomeres. Telomeres (or units of DNA at the ends of cell chromosomes) are used to predict human lifespan.” The researchers say this means that “regular soda consumption…may also speed up cellular aging.”

 

If your cells die faster, so do you.

 

Furthermore, research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition states that with the average consumption of just “two 12-ounce cans of soda per day,  you’re increasing your cholesterol levels and inflammation in the body. To erase the full physiological effects of this, you would need to take over 12,000 steps per day.”

 

That’s about 6 miles!

 

So unless you’re planning to start each morning with a jog on the trail, take that soda in sparingly. Let’s not shorten the life Jesus died for us to live. 

 




 



Sources:

  • “Can quitting soda make you younger?.” Stay Well. Walgreens, 7 Nov. 2014. Web. 23 Dec. 2014.
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (September 2014)

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