Episode 21: Why is Soda so Addictive?

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Soda is pretty addictive, and honestly… not that great for your health (but that’s another episode!). Today we’re going to explore just what it is about drinking soda that makes it such an addictive beverage. Is it the sugar? The caffeine? Both? Let’s find out!


Zevia – naturally sweetened sodas

A primer on dopamine

How sugar impacts hormones

More on sugar and hormones


Some info on artificial sweeteners

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