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Soda, Fruit Punch and Depression Risk

The National Institutes of Health report on the association between soda and fruit punch (both diet and regular) and the rates of depression.

People who drank more than 4 sodas (sugar-sweetened or diet) per day were 30% more likely to be diagnosed with depression than those who consumed none. Those who drank 4 cans of fruit punch per day (sugar-sweetened or diet) were 38% more likely to become depressed. Consuming diet versions of soda and fruit punches was associated with a greater risk for depression than consuming versions sweetened with regular sugar. Interestingly, those who drank 4 cups of coffee per day were 10% less likely to develop depression than those who drank none.

National Institutes of Health, January 2013

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Lisa Cohen February 08, 2013 at 02:06 PM
of course drinking 4 cups of coffee brings along even more issues...got adrenal stress? i use stevia, have weaned myself off of a pot of coffee to a small cup of a coffee/mushroom drink and otherwise, drink water (home filtered to get out fluoride..reverse osmosis), and plenty of organic herbal teas and fresh coconut water for a refreshing drink.

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