Soft drinks are always the first thing one thinks of while feeling hungry and is in the middle of nowhere. When one is travelling, the only drink they carry with them is a soft drink because they are portable and easily accessed. Some people go as far as making them their daily food and always include soft drinks as a must in their meals. Health education has always been done on the discouragement of drinking sodas because it is not good for us. Though we try stopping but there is always this one thing that is always bringing us back but it is always a good idea for people to stop using soft drinks. Below are some of the reasons why we should stop using soft drinks;
Sodas are expensive and one can only realize that after getting broke, the price of a soda is enough to buy a meal for approximately two people. It will drain your pockets by making poor financial decisions and only realize that you become poorer as you continue with the habit of taking soft drinks.
Drinking sodas will lead to health risks such as increase in blood pressure, they also destroy teeth, drinking in several occasions may make one grow fat, it may lead to diabetes since it contains a lot of sugar, it increases the risks of heart disease, it causes heartburn and many more.
A lot of water is used to produce a bottle of soda making water levels to reduce in most areas where soft drinks are produced, fuel is required in transportation of sodas as well as bottles which also require a lot of fuel for their production. The ingredients also have to be disposed and not all of them are removed in a sewage but some are exposed to the environment where people live and in water.
Many of us have realized that drinking sodas is not a good idea, many countries don’t drink much soda but have a little consumption of it. Soda contains high levels of pesticides and insecticides enough to cause cancer, damage the nervous and reproductive system, it can also cause a disruption to the immune system.
If saving money motivates and inspires you to kick a bad habit like drinking fizzy drinks, here are the top 3 financial reasons to quit and forever stop taking and drinking soda and fizzy drinks.
1. The out of pocket cost and value of drinking pop or fizzy drinks adds up.
The average American person in all the awesome states of America drinks two hundred and sixteen liters of fizzy drinks or soda and that is seven thousand three hundred and four ounces, or about thirty-six thousand five hundred and twenty ounces bottle a year, this number is shocking and surprising while at the same time perplexing. If you purchased or bought your soda or fizzy drink only at any vending machine in the states of America, that is about five hundred and fifty dollars/ year. If, instead, you decide to save and put this whole amount of money into a retirement account for thirty years at a seven percent interest rate compounded annually, you would have a whooping sixty thousand dollars. Even if you buy your soda or fizzy drink at your local nearby grocery store for forty cents a can, that is still two hundred and forty-three dollars per year and over twenty-six thousand dollars over thirty years.
2. You will make poorer and unintelligent financial decisions by drinking fizzy drinks or diet soda.
A research study and report that was dome across all the states of America looking and scrutinizing a persons’ ways and thoughts in making a decision after drinking soda or a fizzy drink found out that sugar-free fizzy drinkers or soda drinkers were more likely and capable to making the decision of choosing the immediate reward and outcome, even though it clearly was less and inadequate money and not the best and intelligent overall decision. ” This exactly shows that the constant taking or drinking fizzy drinks hampers and clouds the decision making of the fizzy drinker. Hence if you want to save money for that special gift for the person special in your life and your constantly take fizzy drink, you need to stop taking fizzy drinks as it consumes so much of your money and you won’t be able to buy that special gift for the special person in your life.