Soft drinks are Americans' most-consumed beverages, followed by, in descending order, bottled water, coffee, fruit drinks and juices, beer, milk, tea, wine, spirits and, finally, vegetable juice. The average American drinks 50 gallons of soda per year.
You could save up to $650 per year by reducing your soda purchases by just two 12-packs per week. You'll not only conserve the energy and resources used to make the soft drinks, manufacture the cans or bottles and transport the finished product to your local market, but you'll also reduce can and bottle waste and the energy it takes to transport the materials to either a recycling facility or landfill.
And it can't be bad for your health. If the phosphoric acid in a can of cola is strong enough to clean the rust off of a corroded car battery, what's it doing to your belly?