If you drink more than 4 sodas daily, you have a 30% higher risk of becoming seriously depressed anywhere from 5 to 10 years later.
Diet soda has the highest risk of depression.
Could it be that those who are depressed have a natural need for sugar? No one knows, but if you’re aware of your soda intake, you may want to observe yourself for signs of depression.
Depression rarely gets better on its own and you may need support.
On a positive note, coffee and tea seems to protect the brain from depression, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Coffee and tea drinkers also seem to have lower rates of age-related cognitive decline, too.
Because the research is mixed, it might be premature to say that coffee and tea actually protect your brain, but it can’t hurt and is a healthier alternative to soda!
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