Hold on... I've got something to tell you. It's going to come as a shock, perhaps rock you to your foundation. The core of you, the very essence of your being, might never recover from that which I am about to divulge.

Are you ready?

Are you sitting?

Are you prepared for this?

Okay... if you insist. Soda is not good for you.

I'm going to give you a minute to let that sink in and then we'll proceed.

We good? Good. Now that that's out of the way, I think we all know that soda isn't something that you should be drinking all day every day. I love soda. I don't drink it very frequently, but I really, really enjoy it. I love everything about it. I love the sweetness, the carbonation, the fact that it's so incredibly American.

But I'm always curious how bad it actually is for us. This video explains a lot of it, and, if the science is sound, kind of changes my love affair with the stuff.