WELLNESS
01/28/2016 09:35 am ET Updated Jan 31, 2016

This Is What Would Happen If You ONLY Drank Soda

It ain't pretty.

Nothing good can come from subsisting solely on soda.

Whether diet or regular, research shows that soda contributes to a host of health problems, including obesity, tooth decay and diabetes. If you swapped the recommended eight glasses of water a day for eight cans of soda, your body and brain would be in big trouble.

If you think that rate of consumption is unrealistic, you'll be surprised to know that one woman drank only soda instead of water for 16 years, until she was hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat and fainting spells. Scary stuff.

You can learn more about soda's effects on the body from AsapScience's video above. Your new knowledge might keep you away from the bubbly beverage for good. 

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