Tip of the Week: Sugar sweetened drinks raise heart disease risk 20%!

By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2012-04-08 00:00:49 -0500
Started 2012-03-14 12:25:34 -0500

You may recall all the commotion created by the study that found that drinking soda, any soda including diet, raised heart disease risk. A new study now shows a strong link between sugar-sweetened (including high-fructose corn syrup) and heart disease but none with diet drinks.

This week's tip: Cut the sugary drinks including fruit juices from your diet. Read more here.


Have you been able to cut soda from your diet. Do you still miss it. Any helpful tricks to make the switch to diet?


2 replies

cpa3485 2012-04-07 18:56:51 -0500 Report

Well there's little doubt that've should drink water, almost exclusively water, and lots of it. But if you are like me, then you sometimes feel that water is so boring and you need to branch out once in a while even though you know it is not very good for you. I have cut out soft drinks and coffee, but every few days or so I still get a strong urge for a soft drink. Now I usually get a diet drink, but those aren't great for you either so I try and go back to drinking plain old boring ordinary water. Occasionally I get a little kinky and have a Perrier. How 'bout that?

HeartHawk 2012-04-08 00:00:49 -0500 Report


Wow, Perrier, living the "high-life!" I started using Mio the new no-cal, flavored water enhancer. I do drink more water with it but wonder if I still will once the novelty wears off.