A soda habit can be hard to break. It’s sweet, bubbly, caffeinated and easy to obtain, but what are the sugary drinks doing to your body? Science is now showing that the zero-calorie diet sodas with artificial sweeteners can be even worse. We all know that soda is bad for your health — so what happens if you give up soda?

You might be surprised at all the benefits of swapping soda for healthier ORGANO™ coffee and teas. Here’s what happens to you body when you give up soda:

  1. You will lose weight. A 12-ounce can of soda can have 150 calories and as much as 35 grams of sugar. If you’re drinking one — or like many people, multiple cans a day — those calories can really add up. Swapping out for water or other more low calorie drinks — like tea, coffee, club soda — can save you thousands of calories each week. Zero calorie diet versions aren’t much better either. The sweet-taste coming from artificial sweeteners trigger your body’s insulin — a fat storage hormone.
  2. You’ll get sick less often. Soda — both regular and diet — is high in acid. That acid can contribute to a whole host of intestinal problems like acid reflux. The artificial sweeteners in diet soda have been shown to be detrimental to gut bacteria. That disruption in gut bacteria balance has been shown to lead to obesity, diabetes, and other diseases.
  3. Your risk of cancer reduces. Drinking soda has been linked to an increased cancer risk in multiple studies. The caramel coloringcommon in cola and root beer has been linked to increased cancer risk. The high sugar has been linked to increased risk of pancreatic cancer.
  4. Your risk for kidney stones reduces. According to research, soda drinkers are 23% more likely to develop painful kidney stones than those that don’t drink drink soda. Even better, drinking other beverages like coffee, tea, beer, wine, and orange juice have actually been shown to reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
  5. You will lower your BPA consumption. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical used to harden plastics that is prevalent in many food products. Packaging for sodas — aluminum cans, plastic bottles, etc — are one of the biggest ways that people consume BPA into their bodies. Science is still looking into the dangers of this chemical, but it has been linked to behavioural problems, cancer risks, and heart problems. Ditching the soda habit will reduce your interaction with BPA in a big way.  

Switching to more healthful drinks like water,coffee, or tea can help you kick the harmful soda habit. ORGANO™ sachets offer convenience to have delicious coffee or tea anywhere you can access water.