People who love sugary sodas and flavored milk may have a heightened risk of type 2 diabetes. The good news, researchers said, is that swapping just one of those drinks each day — for water or unsweetened coffee or tea — could lower diabetes risk by up to 25 percent. Overall, the study found, the more sugary soda or sweetened milk that people consumed, the higher their risk of developing diabetes. For every extra daily serving, the risk of diabetes rose by about 22 percent.
If you find water too bland, put a cinnamon stick in boiling water, to make a sweet-tasting tea without sugar.