January is a great time to make a resolution for yourself to improve your health. Instead of soda, consider drinking milk or water. Soda has no nutritional value and can add "empty" calories to your diet. Drinking one 20 ounce bottle of soda per day can add 25 pounds to your weight per year. Not only does drinking soda cause weight gain, it can also increase your risk for developing Type II Diabetes. For more, see
So now you're telling yourself, "well then I'll just switch to diet soda." While the research is not there to support diet soda as causing weight gain, some researchers think artificial sweeteners may cause you to have a preference for sweeter tasting foods which may cause weight gain. Others argue artificial sweeteners may help people control their weight. For more, see
I say, why not just have a glass of water which we know is healthy?