236 ml of iced tea with sweetener contains 15 calories, or 236 ml of carbonated fizzy drink contains approximately 100 calories. Health benefits of tea is widely known. For people who don’t like drinking plain water, iced tea is a great option. It keeps you hydrated, contains a lot of antioxidants & some research states that it has a lot of flavonoids which can aid in preventing cancer.
It is not aerated. Unsweetened iced tea is extremely low in calories & when it is combined with exercise and a healthy diet, it aids in weight loss due to low calories. Unsweetened iced tea also helps diabetics as it helps in stabilizing the blood glucose levels.
Carbonated drinks increase the risk of obesity since these drinks have high sugar content and adds calories to your body. It also contains carbon-dioxide which stretches the stomach and causes repeated belching. Other results are acid reflux, calcium depletion, tooth decay as it erodes the enamel.
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, people who drink 1-2 cans of sugary beverages daily are 26% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Overweight and obesity are significant risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis
Make a wise choice. Patients of Bariatric Surgery & Metabolic surgery, consult a best bariatric surgeon or a metabolic surgeon before including the drink of your choice to your diet.