Government guidelines, produced jointly from the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture, recommend that people should stay away or reduce the intake of soda.
Other recommendations are that people should consume 10 percent less amount of calories from added sugars per day. The added sugars are often added to food during processing to boost flavor but have little or no nutritional value.
The occasional soda or sugary drink as a treat is okay. However, habitual drinking of soda is what is dangerous. The excessive sugars lead to obesity that is linked to problems such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
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