Most unhealthy sodas in the US: High calories, bad ingredients 

Soda, made by pharmacists from sparkling water and various flavors, was once thought of as a health tonic. 

it was believed that these carbonated beverages, which came in a variety of flavors 

included caffeine and occasionally even cocaine, as reported in Pharmacy Times. 

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Those days of spiked sodas are obviously over now that we know more about the dangers of stimulants. 

Many medical experts now advise their patients to cut out soda completely because of its negative reputation as a health food. 

Not even diet soda is good for you.  

But soda fans everywhere may have a hard time giving up their beloved beverage in favor of healthier alternatives. 

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