This Popular Beverage Is Linked to Earlier Death

Yet another study has linked drinking soda to negative health effects. The European study, which researched the health of participants for an average of 16 years, found that drinking more than two sodas per day is linked to a risk of earlier death.

The researchers explained that the sugar in soda—regardless of whether the soda is diet or regular—can lead to obesity and can affect how your body uses insulin. Both of these conditions can shorten your life. In addition to this study’s findings, soda consumption has also been linked to an increased risk for cancer and heart disease.

To protect your health, try opting for water as your beverage choice whenever possible. For more information about the health risks of soda, please consult your doctor.

Get your Fill of Flavonoids

It’s easier than you might think to consume 500mg of flavonoids.

Here are three simple ways to get your daily dose:

  1. Drink 1 cup of green tea.
  2. Eat 100 g of blueberries.
  3. Eat 100 g of broccoli.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Total Calories 203
Total Fat 8 g
Protein 7 g
Carbohydrates 30 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 43 mg
Total Sugars 6 g

Source: USDA

Autumn Vegetable Succotash


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup onion (diced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 2 cups zucchini (diced)
  • 2 cups yellow summer squash (diced)
  • 3 cups lima beans (frozen)
  • 3 cups corn (frozen)
  • 2 tsp. dried sage


  1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, add oil.
  2. Add onion and cook until translucent.
  3. Add garlic, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, lima beans and corn. Season as desired.
  4. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are tender (about 10 minutes). Stir in sage and serve.

Makes: 8 servings

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This article is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be exhaustive, nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as professional advice. Readers should contact a health professional for appropriate advice.