Even Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo admit the soda has harmful effects. Representatives from the world’s largest soda manufacturers pledged to help Americans reduce their soda consumption by 20 percent by the end of 2025. Diet drinks are not the answer, they admit – artificial sweetners can lead to weight gain. The companies pledged to include calorie information on fridges, as well as offer smaller cans or bottles of soda. Make the choice to drink water in the New Year.
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