So sayeth the head of the American Dietetic Association:
Soda (or "pop," if you're from the uncivilized parts of the country), "whether regular or diet, offers no health benefit besides the water it contains," says Milton Stokes, M.P.H., R.D.
Whereas liquor is not only quicker, it "may help slow the absorption of food and keep blood sugar levels in check (pasta with Chianti anyone?) And research shows that moderate drinking (one drink per day for women and two for men) may increase circulating leptin, a natural hormone that curbs the appetite for sweets."
That being said, let's stop the campaign against "liquid candy" already. And freedom fries. And anything else that tastes so good.