Sodas are among the most popular beverages in the world, particularly here in the US, where the average resident consumes 150 quarts per year. Now, that's a lot of sugar intakes right there! This is why I despise drinking Sodas. I watch my sugar intake everyday because diabetes runs to our family. I love water. Water is now my soda. I can't live without it. Sometimes I add a slice of lemon in my water, or carrot juice in my water for a change.