Soda Stats: How Those Empty Calories Add Up

Do you know what an average soda does to your body? To find out, we went to the University of Pennsylvania's Rodebaugh Diabetes Center and drank 20 ounces of cola on an empty stomach. That's about the same amount the average American drinks in a day, making it the No. 1 source of calories in our diets, or 7 percent of the average person's caloric intake. When you buy a soft drink, you are mostly getting water, with a lot of sugar and a little bit of flavor. But that sugar, usually cheaper...Full Story
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