Nine Refreshing Alternatives to Soda

1 / 10 Why You Should Quit Your Soda Habit Americans continue to guzzle extra calories through sugary drinks like soda — which come with many health dangers. A growing body of research, including a study published in November 2013 in the American Journal of Public Health, has linked soda consumption to an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes, as well as to rising rates of obesity.

Could Soda Break Your Heart?

Guys, listen up: There's another reason to limit your intake of sugary or artificially sweetened sodas: It might contribute to heart failure. Researchers followed the food habits of 42,000 Swedish men over 12 years and found that men who drank at least two sweetened beverages a day had a 23% higher risk of going into heart failure. The study was published Monday in the British Medical Journal.