10 Reasons You Need to Stop Drinking Soda Today

2. It increases your risk of type 2 diabetes

Drinking just one soda a day greatly increases your risk of developing metabolic syndrome, which involves a cluster of conditions like hypertension (high blood pressure), excessive blood sugar levels, and high cholesterol. Having metabolic syndrome puts you at much greater risk of eventually developing diabetes.

The body is simply not made to process that much sugar all at once. A soda habit forces the release of an excessive amount of insulin, which eventually becomes ineffective at its job.

When that happens, the body pulls water from all of its cells in an attempt to flush out the extra unprocessed sugar. That’s diabetes, and it can lead to all sorts of further health complications.

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