Do you like to drink soft drinks or plain water?

@yenwie84 (1345)
Malaysia
July 27, 2008 1:06am CST
My boyfriend likes to drink soft drinks so much especially coke. This is a very unhealthy habit. Soft drinks are sweetened drinks that can cause diabetes if we consume too much. That's why I always nag him not to drink too much soft drinks. Everyday I will force to drink few cups of plain water instead of soft drinks. Sometimes I am facing problem in coping his habit too. What should I do? Which one do you prefer? Please share,thanks.
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@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
27 Jul 08
You are right yenwie,it is a unhealthy habit to drink soft drinks a lot.Hey Your BF is lucky to have a partner like you who concerns about his health.Deffinetly the plain water.Soft drink also hydrate you bf but it's not healthy.have a great weekend and cheers..
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• United States
27 Jul 08
I love Dr.Pepper way more than water. But I do try to force myself to drink some water, especiall when it is hot.
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@manoj1502 (854)
• India
27 Jul 08
Yes your right i too dont drink soft drinks too much as its harmful to health. you just think of your health and his health thats enough you can stop him by advising daily and try to stop him ok. Water is very good for health we have to drink atleast 8 glasses of water per day.Before we dehydrate we should drink water especially after having food. Instead of soft drinks you can have a fresh fruit juice its good for health . Thank you take care of your health buddy.
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• India
27 Jul 08
Health is wealth.
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@zeroflashx2 (2489)
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
I'd always try to take water instead of soft drinks. If I'm really tired after exercise or a long walk, water refreshes me more and it quenches my thirst longer. Soft drinks, on the other hand, is sort of a leisure drink for me now. Before I drink Coke everyday and I got big and really sick. Switching to water made me feel healthier.
• United States
27 Jul 08
yeah , water is the only thing that makes me feel refreshed , and just over all better . Nothing like ice water after a nice long work out , or walk
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@reckon21 (3485)
• Philippines
27 Jul 08
I don't drink much soft drinks. I love plain water. I used to be addicted to soft drinks earlier in my life. Then i read this one health article that says soft drinks may cause diabetes. I got frightened so I minimized my addiction with this drink. I still drink it but on minimal basis.
@chenmeiyi (973)
• China
27 Jul 08
i love pure water,yeah,it is more healthy for our body.i drink about 8 big glasses of water everyday.try not to buy soft drinks at home,so he maybe not relied on that so much,buy more fruits at home thus he may eat healthy fruits instead of drinking soft drinks.
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• China
29 Jul 08
i usually drink plain water instead of soft drinks because i know that soft drinks are not healthy for our bodis.some times i drink gree tea,which is good for our health.
@bagumbayan (2706)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
How young is he. I too, I am older and yet I drink so much coke. In fact it is one of the discussion I started few months ago. But as you grow older you will realize that you dont need to drink much softdrinks. Give him some tea and other healthy drinks and let him read about the bad effects of softdrinks.
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@bellis716 (4805)
• United States
29 Jul 08
You are correct about the dangers of too much consumption of soft drinks. However, you cannot control the actions of another with the exception of very young children. Please watch that you do not mimic his unwise choice of beverages. There are a couple of dangers you did not mention. One is the danger of obesity, and the other is osteoporosis. Doctors have recently shown a link between the frequent use of carbonated beverages and the thinning of bones.
@joyines (239)
• Singapore
29 Jul 08
once in a while im craving for soft drinks...but everyday i drink at least 2litres of water
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@kezabelle (2984)
27 Jul 08
I prefer water but it has to have ice in it, otherwise tea.
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@yasha1 (193)
• United States
27 Jul 08
It depend upon my mood. when u are thirsty than soft drink not provide you satisfaction in that case u need to drink water we can not compare both these becouse they are totally different.
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• Malaysia
27 Jul 08
i like to drink plain water most. i know that in daily life, we need in about 8 glasses of water, it means plain water. not all the soft drink is unhealthy, the unhealthy things is only the high sugar in it. By the way, i've heard that plain water also dangerous too. that can leads to cancer. maybe it is rumour, or it is true, better check with WHO. so, what can we drink? ;p
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@Elixiress (3891)
27 Jul 08
I prefer soft drinks, but not the fizzy variety. I like flavoured water, dilutety with water, oasis and simular drinks. I sometimes drink water, but it has no taste, so it does not keep me interested for long, but I also do not see the appeal to fizzy soft drinks as they make my stomach hurt. As long as he has a healthy diet other than the fizzy soft drinks, I very much doubt he will get diabetes.
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@dsharat (456)
• India
27 Jul 08
Then dont make him to drink too much of coke...As you mentioned, those drinks make people suffer from diabetes and make people fatter...But,water purifies our body and keeps it clean.Water also makes you thin,if you are fat...And finally,If you also get habituated to coke, then it is very hard to make your boyfriend to avoid them...You need to enjoy soft drinks only upto certain extent...But you should never neglect water...Take care and have fun...!!!!
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@Mitraa (3187)
• India
27 Jul 08
I always like to drink plain water. But very occassionally I may take soft drinks on special cases or among friends. Regularly taking soft drink is certainly a bad habit as these soft drinks are artificially coloured and flavoured, which in no case supports our health. So well advise your friend to stop taking soft drinks rgularly! Thanks!
@dhevasena (144)
27 Jul 08
I am notuch of a soft drink fan... but love fruit juices particularly orange juice! I do drink alot of water.. well, i dont think sweetened drinks cause diabetes however, diabetes is due to in error in either insulin secreation or due to inadequate response to insulin by the body.... it is harmful to your teeth and of course could put on weight! Why dont u encourage him to consume maybe unsweetened orange squash or something if he doesnt like the taste of water...
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• Philippines
27 Jul 08
i knew a lot of people who drinks softdrinks than more of water. for me, it is still best for our body is water. forcing your boyfriend to drink water won't do you good,instead it might start a misunderstanding between the two of you? anyway, instead of forcing him on drinking water....why not, find some time to talk to him seriously about this habit of his? tell him and explain to him about things that he might get from drinking too much softdrinks,he could start to have diabetes,malfunction of kidneys....things like that... explain to him how important water is in our body... he wouldn't want to have those diabetes and kidney problems in the near future?does he? that's the best way that you should do (i think)... and by the way....drinking too much softdrinks contributes a lot to early signs of aging....
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
27 Jul 08
I like plain water only. No one can definitely tell the effect of addition in water. The ingredients of coke remain a secret, how can tell its effect in the long run. Although i prefer to plain water, i will not persuade any one to have it also. Every one want live happily and freely, and i believe it is part of the meaning of life.
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@venkygec (783)
• India
27 Jul 08
When i was going to college.. i used to drink atleast 2 bottles of cold drinks in a day... I mostly drink Mountain Dew, sometimes slice.... Now i finished my studies, and I'm at home... so no soft drinks.. Now just plain water...
@chandu245 (647)
• India
27 Jul 08
My friend's also like soft drinks but i hate that one because so many contets are mixtured and made as a soft drink but in that some unhealthy contents are also mixtured. Water is the best drinkable thing in life time. It's necessary to human being.