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Fizzy Drinks

Almost all fizzy drinks are ultra-processed and are one of the worst products you can consume for your health. They contain almost no whole foods at all and are almost entirely chemical ingredients and are artificially coloured and sweetened.

A study in The Lancet last year which investigated ultra processed foods (UPF’s) named soft drinks alongside processed meat as products most associated with cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Diet drinks are even worse with most containing artificial colourings, sweeteners, acids, flavourings and potassium as a preservative. Professor Gunter Kuhnle, a nutrition expert at the University of Reading suggests, ‘The best approach if you want flavour in your drink, is to add fresh fruit to unsweetened sparkling water’.