Break Your Daily Soda Habit
Dr. David Katz says that a cup of tea can infuse you with antioxidants instead of the wallop of sugar you get in a can of soda. Green, black and especially white—drink it hot or iced: all offer the powerful nutrients and a boost of caffeine. Dr. Katz says that if diet soda (better) is your vice, opt for water (best) as your thirst quencher of choice. There is no better beverage than water to help you stay hydrated, which is important in keeping body systems running well. Diet soda quenches thirst, but some experts still worry that its artificial sweeteners may be linked to cancer. Dr. Katz's main concern with them is that they propagate a sweet tooth, which leads to more sugar intake and the overall deterioration of the diet.