Recommended use: Avoid unless you spend an earned cheat.
There is mounting evidence that soft drinks are especially bad for you. Not only do they contain large amounts of sugar, but liquid sugars are absorbed even faster than regular sugar. Don’t drink diet soft drinks either, because the sugar substitutes still cause your insulin to spike, causing you to crave more sugars.
If you are looking for a refreshing drink, drink water (with or without gas) with a few fruit or vegetables slices for flavor (strawberry, lemon, cucumber and mint are all great). Flavored mineral water is also OK, but make sure the only ingredients are water and natural flavors.