Sugary and carbonated drinks are considered a health hazard. This also includes diet soda, which typically does not add any beneficial nutrients to your body.
This is one of the most obvious effects of drinking soda. Fructose corn syrup which is high in sodas has been linked to obesity.
Weakens your teeth
Drinking soda as your preferred beverage may lead to tooth decay, dental cavities, and bone damage. The sugar coats your teeth and gums for a while and breaks down the enamel (the outer cover of the teeth) paving way for tooth rotting.
Too much sugar drains the body cells of water which leads to dehydration. Caffeinated drinks also have natural diuretic properties which are characterized by numerous trips to the bathroom.
Your skin beats out
The high sugar content in sodas interrupts your insulin levels and contributes to skin break out and acne format. The sugar also dehydrates the skin leaving it vulnerable to harsh conditions. Diet soda is no exception; they are acidic which also interrupts your PH levels leading to dull skin.
Weakens your bones
Your bones become brittle and low in density, especially when drinking Cola. The phosphoric acid in sodas leeches calcium which increases the risk of fractures and later osteoporosis.
Despite the dangers of drinking soda, a small amount once in a while is not harmful. With lots of water, your body will be in symphony ; your PH levels are balanced, your skin will be glowing and you will have healthy teeth. Moderation is key.
Since I can remember, I have had tea for breakfast with either buttered or toasted bread or muffins or scones (For recipe).
I can say it is a family thing more so a Kenyan thing. In my country, Kenya, tea is more than just a beverage. Despite the season or weather, you will also find someone having a cup of tea at home or a coffee house. Tea, hot tea is ENERGISING after a long day at work. Tea people together; tea party. Catching up with friends, going out on a date, it’s all about the tea.
Quick Fact: Did you know that the 4 O’ Clock tea was originally by Queen Alexandra. This has also been a ritual in my family. It is a break between lunch and dinner to catch up, mainly over the weekend, and also refuel the body.
Daily Prompt: tea!
Life is too short to be unhappy. Focus on the positive things of life. Take baby steps towards your dream. Some steps may make you fall to your feet; this does not mean that you stay on the ground and gave up. Get up, dust yourself and make a step forward. everyday is a day to change, make use of it and be happy.
You either stay on the ground or get up and move. I will end this post with a quote:
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
It has been a year and a couple of months into blogging. Being sort of a ‘newbie’, I have had to learn lots of stuff here and there. It has been a journey of ups and downs. And in this journey I am glad that my posts have touched many and many have also enjoyed. I would also like to appreciate all people who have taken time to advise me on some stuff: both on blogging and living life.
My eyes are on the journey; to enjoy and learn. I am Unfinished I am work in progress.I am glad that my voice matters. Before I say goodbye, here is a quote:
“I’m inspired by so many blogs and the people behind them. I now have a voice.” — Annette’s Place
Image Credits: Ebay
Daily prompt word –Ready, Set, Done!
Many at times we are caught up in hurricanes of life.this does not mean tha life has to
always be like that. Take a Break, and relax.
Here are few tips that are suitable to calm your nerves down.
- Turn up the music
- Pick a good book and follow the story
- Get a buddy and spend some time together
- Talk to your family. East or west, home is best
- Outdoor is the fresh air and beautiful landscapes. Visit new places
- As you socialize, remember to capture to the memories.
- Always remember to SMILE.
- Keep the past where it belongs, that is why it’s called PAST.
Soldier on friend!
Daily prompt word – Hike
I checked out today at the Daily Post and came across the Daily Prompts. Today’s prompt is Slog and here is a new post in response to the one-word prompt. Being a newbie to the site, I am not sure how to participate, but I will give it a try.
Slogging is a result of a pressurized work environment that one feels. You may work well under certain levels of pressure but once it goes beyond you, it becomes fatal. You may end up suffering unhealthy eating habits.
If you are one of the many busy people and find it hard to stay healthy, here’s some advice for you.
Have a bottle of water at your desk filled with water. Alternatively have a glass of water which you can sip from time to time.
- Get a Plan and Stay organized
Plan you work in advance. You may consider creating a list of items you need to get done and allocate adequate time for each task. This way, you get work done with minimal pressure.
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
If your job involves a lot of sitting , get up and get yourself a glass of water from the water dispenser. This facilitates blood circulation and releases the tension on your back and leg muscles.
It is easier to order food and have it delivered at your desk or office. However, it is better when you pack your own lunch. I know it is hectic since you have to get up early or stay up late preparing for your lunch, but it can be easier. You may opt to prepare the food before the week starts, probably on Sunday.
Lastly, take so time off and take a walk around.I prefer taking afternoon walks. The strolls should not be too far and time consuming, remember you still have work to do. This will keep you active and refreshed.
Thank you for stopping by and let’s balance work, health and life.