When I learned about the connection between carbonation and bone density loss, I cut my soda intake almost completely. I was mostly good about keeping up with that for the past several years, but got a little lazy this past year or so, allowing the occasional Dr. Pepper to sneak into my lunch or ginger ale into my dinner.
Now, after reading about a new-to-me connection between soda and cancer, I’ve decided it’s over. We’re breaking up for good, me and soda.
Admittedly, the highest risk factors involve diet soda and prolonged heat exposure, and I don’t drink diet soda, and the sodas I buy may or may not have been exposed to heat during their distribution process. So I may not be much at risk on this issue.
But you know what? It’s not so much that. It’s all the little things. Like how it likes to make me belch (very unattractive!). Like how the high sugar content skews my sense of taste. And so on. Soda is just plain wrong for me. And I think it’s high time we both accepted that and got on with our lives.