According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases are the number one leading cause of deaths worldwide, with about 17.5 million deaths in 2012 alone. Diabetes, on the other hand, caused an estimated 1.5 million deaths in the same year.
Diabetes and heart disease are often caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. In particular, your food choices dictate your risk for these chronic diseases. There’s one that you’re probably drinking at this moment – soft drinks.
Did you know that just one fizzy drink daily can lead to a higher risk of heart attacks, stroke and diabetes? More information is reported by Laura Donnelly on Telegraph:
One can of fizzy drink daily ‘can increase heart attack risk by a third’
Just one can of fizzy drink a day can increase the risk of heart attack by a third and dramatically raise the chance of diabetes and stroke, the largest ever study has found.
The research by Harvard school of public health found that regularly drinking sugary drinks increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by a quarter (26 per cent), the risk of heart attack or fatal heart disease by a third (35 per cent) and the risk of stroke by a sixth (16 per cent). Read more…
The next time you crave for cheeseburgers and fries and a large Coke, think again. Is it really worth it? Aside from making you feel bloated, it contains zero nutritional content, and just one fizzy drink daily can lead to chronic diseases.
Instead of processed drinks, you can go for natural fruit drinks and smoothies. Just make sure you are actually buying all natural because some just trick you with their labels when they actually have high sugar content.
Start eating healthy, increase your physical activity, get enough sleep, and avoid alcohols and tobacco use to effectively reduce your risk of diseases. Remember, prevention is always better than the cure!