Is drinking coffee better than drinking soda?

Is drinking coffee better than drinking soda?

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  1. One is not categorically “better” than the other. It really depends on what factors are most important to you. Also why must it be a choice between coffee and soda, e.g. why not simply drink water? Or tea? Or juice? etc.
    The main concern with soda is that it’s essentially “sugar water”, so it’s high in calories with not much in the way of nutrition. Of course this argument really only holds if you take your coffee black or if you only a very small amount of sugar to your coffee. It’s also worth noting that diet sodas eliminate the problem of excessive calories, but I’m sure you’ve heard many claims about the dangers of artificial sugars (I’m not aware of any scientific research that demonstrates these dangers at levels typically ingested).
    The main argument against coffee is the caffeine content, how much this is an issue for you really depends on how sensitive you are to caffeine. Clearly if you’re sensitive to caffeine, you may want to avoid coffee. Of course many sodas are also caffeinated, but they tend to have significantly less than coffee (there are exceptions).
    I’d add that most ginger ales probably don’t contain enough ginger to really have any health benefits.
    I’d recommend that you drink mostly plain water. That said, I think coffee and soda are acceptable provided that they are consumed in moderation.

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  2. Sodas also has caffeine but also contains preservatives and food colorings and various types of sweeteners. Containing absolutely no nutritional value sodas are the subject of numerous research papers documenting their dangerous side effects. Among the many harmful ingredients is phosphoric acid. This ingredient contributes to a depletion of vitamin A, calcium (affecting bone density) and magnesium. It’s prompted some dentists to assert that sodas have a similar potency to battery acid. Eliminating soda will be amongst your most effective weight loss and health improving habit. By being nutritionally entirely without merit, sodas distinguish themselves from other food and drink typ…

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  3. I don’t drink coffee, so I can’t answer for that. But when I drink soda, it usually doesn’t contain high fructose corn syrup, which is the real problem (from what I understand — I’m no nutritionist).
    All-natural ginger ale or ginger beer (the latter is my favorite soda in the WORLD) or any other type of root beer should be fine, as long as the sugar content isn’t too high. BUT the “benefits of ginger” will not be really soaked up through soda, except for maybe the nausea-calming effects. If you want ginger benefits, cook with fresh ginger! Or eat it raw — that’s always fun. 🙂

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