5. Soda consumption can contribute to heart disease

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Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease or heart and blood vessel disease, is the number one killer in the USA – and it’s the last thing you want to develop!

Complications of heart disease include heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, and cardiac arrest. You can live with it for years and even survive a couple of heart attacks, but it will eventually kill you.

Believe it or not, a soda habit can increase your risk of developing this debilitating disease.

A study published in 2014 revealed that those who consume 17 to 21 percent of their calories from sugar are 38 percent more likely to die from heart disease than those consuming 8 percent of their calories from sugar.

To put this in perspective, one regular can of soda contains 8.75 teaspoons of sugar – more than the recommended limit, despite the fact that it’s almost certainly not going to be the only source of sugar in your daily intake.

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