If you ever had a few extra minutes on the Internet to spare, use your time wisely and take a cruise over to pubmed dot org and do a few searches on topics such as soft drink consumption. You will be started by your findings.
Non-Food-Industry related scientists have shown, beyond a shadow of a doubt. that our soft drink intake is at DANGEROUS levels.

We found clear associations of soft drink take with increased energy intake and body weight. Soft drink intake also was associated with lower intakes of milk, calcium, and other nutrients and with an increased risk of several medical problems (eg, diabetes).

What's even more alarming is the fact that we, as a whole, KNOW better! We have healthier alternatives everywhere, but yet we continue to pour more and more of these unhealthy drinks into our bodies. Note that the studies you will see make no difference between diet, caffeine free, sugar free. It's ALL soft drinks that are the culprit.
Now, after you are done combining through the hundreds of studies showing the absolute dangers of soft drinks, do a quick search for something such as green tea and look at the results.
My friends, the health claims attached to green tea are more than just tales of old. They are scientifically proven facts.
Take for example this study;

Chinese Longjing green tea is an excellent source of polyphenol antioxidants. HPLC analysis revealed that Longjing green tea catechin extract (GTC) contained 62% epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), 19% epigallocatechin (EGC), 9% epicatechin gallate (ECG), and 7% epicatechin (EC). Investigating the effect of GTC on the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster, we observed that a 10 mg GTC / mL diet could prolong its 50% survival time by 36% and mean lifespan by 16%. This was consistent with 17% reduction in total body lipid hydroperoxide (LPO) level in GTC-treated flies compared to the control group. Supplementation of 10 mg GTC / mL diet increased the survival time only in wild type Oregon-RC (OR) but not in two mutant fly lines, SOD (n108) / TM3 (gene for superoxide dismutase (SOD) was knocked out) and Cat (n1) / TM3 (gene for catalase was knocked out), when the flies were challenged with paraquat or hydrogen peroxide. Correspondingly, SOD and catalase activities in OR wild type increased by 40 and 19%, respectively. RT-PCR analysis indicated that the genes for copper-zinc containing SOD (CuZnSOD), manganese containing SOD (MnSOD), and catalase were upregulated. It was concluded that prolonged lifespan by GTC in D. melanogaster was affected, among others, by upregulation of endogenous antioxidant enzymes.

Did you read that correctly? prolonging lifespan
My friends, you do not need to take my word for anything … the proof is already before you.
If you care about yourself and your loved ones, put down the brown soda and any other soft drink and replace them with some herbal teas, or green tea.
I can tell you from experience you will feel immediate results!

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