Do you crave the energy and sweet taste that soda gives you? Well, the health detriments of soda are so prevalent that the government is being asked to consider a soda tax to stop people from drinking it. If you love the quick energy boost of soda, learn how you can avoid the dangers and indulge in health-promoting elixirs instead!
Craving a Pepsi or Mountain Dew?
Before you gulp one down, think again: Not only are these chemically flavored sugar drinks unhealthy, but they could also cost you a bit more in the near future. Legislators across the globe are tossing around the concept of a “soda tax” or “obesity tax.”
This new tax holds the possibility of solving both a budget fiscal crisis and obesity issues by implementing an 18% sales tax on non-diet soda and sugary drinks. New York State Governor David Paterson, one of the strongest proponents for the tax, believes it could raise $404 million starting in April 2010 (the new fiscal year), which could go toward funding obesity-fighting public health programs.1
The general public makes unwise health decisions everyday, but do we need the government and legislation to start deciding for us?
Advice and suggestions are welcomed and essential for our health education, but we encourage you NOT to wait for government intervention to make smart, healthy choices for you and your family.
By utilizing the Body Ecology diet as a guide, you can make your own changes in a step-by-step fashion that’s comfortable for you and your lifestyle.
Soda isn’t just an obesity culprit. It can have immediate, negative effects on your health, such as:
Why drink these toxic substances when there are so many other options?
If you want to boost your energy AND the health of your body, here are 5 insider tips for getting off soda for good:
Unfortunately, we are in a 24/7 society where people feel like they need to have a lot of get up and go at all hours of the day. This coupled with a “quick fix” pill popping mentality makes coffee, energy drinks and soda the go-to solutions for a fast hit of energy.
Don’t be fooled...the quick burst may feel good in the moment, but over time, it takes more and more of these artificial energy boosters to sustain your energy. Probiotics are a much better solution. Working WITH your body’s natural energy system, probiotics help nourish your body so that you can build true energy over time.
Drink to your long-term health. Instead of being tempted by the sugary caffeine high from sodas and energy drinks, you can take charge of your health with all-natural alternatives. Probiotic liquids, like InnergyBiotic not only help boost your energy naturally, they also have fringe benefits like anti-aging, aiding digestion and helping with weight loss and immunity. Whether at home or on the go, try delicious InnergyBiotic or our popular Coco-Biotic as a probiotic-rich alternative to the damaging effects of soda.
Fizz – The fizz in soda and energy drinks is also fake. Yes, man made fizz is made from health-detracting ingredients. However, probiotics create a natural fizz of their own! Because probiotics are live and active, probiotic liquids have a fabulous fizz, so open the cap slowly when you want to enjoy the benefits.
The real question is, is it truly WORTH it? With the high fructose corn syrup that has been shown to lead to obesity and with ingredients that do nothing for your health or long-term energy…do you really want to treat your body this way in exchange for some quick energy?
Here’s the thing: you only need 2 oz. of probiotic liquids to help boost your energy and aid your digestion. Once you pour the 2 oz. into a glass, you can flavor them in a number of exciting ways!
Here are some examples:
Whether or not the soda tax takes effect, you’re already armed with a host of better, healthier beverages that will help safeguard your health for the long term. Have fun concocting your own sweet and tasty drinks and enjoy the real energy boosts!
[i] A Tobacco-style Tax on Fattening Drinks: http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/jan2009/db20090111_790778.htm
[ii] “The health effects of drinking soda,” http://www.naturalnews.com/004416_soft_drinks_calcium_food.html
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