Summer is here and many of us have a habit of drinking coke, soda pop and ice cold carbonated drinks when thirst hits. Especially young children today have a craving for soda drinks. Recent researches have shown that soda drinks increase fat build up in your liver and increase your calorie intake that results in weight gain. Not only this, soda consumption (particularly diet soda) has been linked to an increased risk of diabetes and heart diseases. You can become healthier by giving up soda habit. Quitting soda habit will benefit you in many ways. It will help you to reduce your caffeine and sugar intake, limit intake of artificial sweeteners and minimize acid intake carbonation. It is said that phosphoric acid present in these carbonated drinks softens tooth enamel and is detrimental to bone health as well. So for kicking up the soda habit, reach for these tasty, healthy and low calorie beverages, whenever you feel thirsty.