2. Soda doesn’t make you feel full

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The sugar in soda is roughly 50 percent glucose, 50 percent fructose. When consumed without fiber, the brain can’t detect fructose, causing the consumption of calories to go unregulated.

This doesn’t mean your body doesn’t experience the side effects of the calories – it just means you won’t feel full after consuming them. This is different than consuming fructose in the form of whole fruit, which also contain fiber and can be regulated properly within the body.

This is dangerous because it means you’ll consume soda on top of your normal diet and won’t feel the difference of the added calories. I don’t know about you, but even if I’ve just eaten a huge meal, I can always fit in a soda or two!

Various studies have shown that these unaccounted for liquid calories cause weight gain and an increase in BMI.

Do yourself a favor and avoid them.

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