Coaching, Inflammation

Inflammation? Say No to Soda

More on inflammation: Many of you want to know how I rid my body of inflammation. Yesterday, I talked about prioritizing your sweets. Sweet coffee OR Dessert. Today we talk soda. 🥤
Remember, I made slow changes ⏳ over time and built habit patterns of success. But with soda—I quit soda cold turkey on Day One. I used to drink 3- 32 ounce diet cokes a day and almost zero water. 🤦‍♀️ I switched my diet to “zero” soda and 128 ounces of water a day. Sugar-sweetened beverages are the biggest contributors of sugar in our American diets. A 20-ounce bottle of a popular soda brand contains 16 teaspoons of added sugar and 240 calories. 😲
Research shows that regularly consuming sugar-sweetened drinks is linked to weight gain and obesity, which can worsen arthritis symptoms. And a small study found that drinking the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar from soda per day led to an increase ☝️in inflammatory markers. 👎
__*I can speak from experience that eliminating soda (even diet soda) has helped my overall health and my inflammation markers! 🙌
(Again—no food is off limits to me. I can have an occasional soda. I mainly choose not to because I feel so much better without it.) #pattysfitnessjourney, #realtalk, #inflammationrelief, #rheumatoidarthritiswarrior, #reclaimingmylife, #reclaimingpatty, #hashimotoswarrior, #letsdothis💪

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