The health issues resulting from drinking sodas continues to mount with this study on the sodas influence on blood pressure. In both my Seattle hypnosis and Bainbridge Island hypnosis offices of Slender For Life™ I encourage clients to stop drinking soda. Not only does soda affect weight loss is also is known to impact depression, anxiety, bone loss and other health issues. If you are hooked on drinking soda, hypnosis can help you end that craving and create a healthy desire for water. Self-hypnosis puts you back in control of your drinking and eating habits.
This is an excerpt from WebMD on May 24, 2010:
Cut Back on Sodas to Lower Blood Pressure
Drinking Fewer Sweetened Drinks Reduces Blood Pressure, Study Finds
Cutting back on sugary sodas and other sweet beverages may help lower blood pressure, according to new research in Circulation. Previous studies have linked sugary beverages to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that increase the risk for heart disease and diabetes, but the new study is one of the first to show that drinking too many sweetened beverages can increase blood pressure levels.
Most people in the study drank an average of 10.5 fluid ounces of sugar or high fructose corn syrup-sweetened beverages a day including non-diet soft drinks, fruit drinks, lemonade, and fruit punch when the study began. Halving their soda intake resulted in a 1.8 point reduction in systolic blood pressure and a 1.1 point drop in diastolic pressure.
The public health benefit is “substantial”. A 3-point reduction in systolic blood pressure should reduce risk of death after stroke by 8% and heart disease mortality by 5%, according to information cited in the new report.
Americans drink about 2.3 servings or 28 ounces of sugar-sweetened beverages each day, and one in three adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.
I know today is the kick off to summer and the temptation for cold sugary drinks is high. But the health risks are not worth it. So if you are ready to improve your health or perhaps lose weight and want to cut back on sodas, then consider self-hypnosis. My book Becoming Slender For Life and its hypnosis CD set can help support you. Hypnosis not only can help you to start drinking water, it can help you with weight loss and other health issues.
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