No matter what you call it, these carbonated beverages are absolutely terrible for you. A single 12-ounce can contains over 10 tablespoons of sugar, which is more than the daily recommended value for both men and women! In addition to the high levels of sugar, soda contains a number of dangerous chemicals and has absolutely no redeeming qualities when it comes to nutrition.
Instead, choose water, fresh fruit drinks, or tea. Green tea is a great alternative because it contains enough caffeine to keep you going but it also helps activate your metabolism and is a strong detoxifier.