The soft drink - fast food link

source: Readers Digest, Foods that harm, Foods that heal
One reason that soft drinks are linked to obesity may be because they are often consumed with fast foods that are loaded with fat.

The sugar in the soft drink activates the pancreas to produce insulin, but insulin also tells the body to store fat. So, as the pancreas is feeling the effects of the soda, the hamburger and fries arrive,

and since the body has more insulin that it needs for the meal, it stores the fat instead of burning it.

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