Eat This, Not That!
There's little debate over whether or not soda is good for you. Doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and even your dentist will tell you the same thing: it simply isn't. Drinking soda has been linked to weight gain, obesity, diabetes, and even cognitive decline.
My contribution to this article was an attack on Mountain Dew. A 12-oz can of this soda packs a whopping 46 grams of added sugar. For reference, The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to 25 grams per day for women and 36 grams per day for men.
It is easy to overlook how quickly sugar adds up in beverages. 46 gm of carb is about 1.5 servings of pasta, but goes down in a matter of seconds and does not contribute to long term satiety.
Read this article for more background on different sodas and their impact on health.