One of the leading contributors to diabetes is soda, and you would be amazed to realize how much sugar you’re having in every single can. According to research, people who drink as little as 12 ounces of soda every day have an 18% higher chance to suffer from type 2 diabetes in a 16 years period. Other studies report a 25% increase in risk of type 2 diabetes, but whatever the number is, the reality is that soda might be tasty but it is not a healthy choice at all.
And if you thought that drinking diet soda normalizes your risk, think twice. Even diet soda is associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes compared to the average. It is even more concerning if you are overweight or obese, which is usually the group that consumes these beverages more often.