Replacing soda with water can shave 14 pounds from your waistline in just one year, a study had found.
The study from Consumer Reports said that simply drinking 20 ounces of water instead of the same amount of soda will save you 119 cups of sugar.
Making this switch will protect your body from absorbing 52 extra pounds of refined sugar over 12 months, the study said.
Experts say this could make a difference in a country where seven percent of all calories consumed can be attributed to sugary drinks - which contribute barely any nutritional value - and more than a third of the citizens are obese.
The average American consumes 150 calories from soda each day but 40 percent of the population consumes anywhere from 300 to 800 soda calories daily.
That is despite a huge drop in the consumption of sugary drinks in the last few years, declining 27 percent since 1998.