Informative Speech On Soda Essay

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All of you know soda isn't exactly the best for your health—but at the same time, it can be difficult to resist. It often seems like just what you need to finish lunch, get through 7th and 8th period, or quench your thirst at home. But the more soda you consume, regular or diet, the more dangerous your seemingly innocent habit can become. Whether you're a two-can-a-day drinker or an occasional soft-drink sipper, cutting back can have enormous benefits for your overall health, happiness, and future. In this presentation, based solely on research, I’m going to tell you what you should be drinking less of and why, plus give you tips on how to make quitting easier.

The most popular name brand sodas: Coca-Cola, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Fanta, Pepsi, ect. have too much sugar to be consumed as beverages. The outrageous amount of sugar, typically 39g-72g, resembles more of a dessert or a special treat than an everyday drink. According to the American Heart Association, women should consume less than 25g and men less than 36g of sugar per day. Consuming one regular 12 oz can of any of the most popular sodas would exceed this limit. Then take into account all the other meals you have each day and you might double or even triple the recommended amount. The
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My advice is to wean yourself off soda slowly. Soda is like any other addictive substance; it’s hard to quit! Maybe try lessening your consumption of soda from 4 days a week to 3, 2, and hopefully 1, until you reach one soda a month or none at all! Try safe alternatives like sparkling water, natural cane sugar drinks, seltzer, or unsweetened tea. If you are going to take anything away from my presentation let it be this: All sodas have way too much sugar, toxic chemicals, and many consequential health hazards. Diet sodas are not the answer and can be even worse for you than normal sodas. The risk drastically outweighs the 12oz

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