Sugar-sweetened beverages are now linked with a 27% increase in visceral adipose tissue, (meaning fat). Also, sugar-sweetened drinks are linked with cardiovascular diasease and type 2 diabetes. There is a growing body (…pun intended!) of literature showing that these beverages may be harmful to our health.
Consider changing to water or unsweetened tea. It may take a few weeks to appreciate a less sugary beverage …
as it takes a while for your taste buds to change.
I hope this helps.