By now, everyone knows that soft drinks, regardless of brand, are not good for your health.
But the reason why people keep taking them is that they do not currently know in depth the dangers of such a drink, especially for children.
Many people usually substitute water for soft drinks, but the only thing they are achieving is irreversible damage to their body. That is why in this article we will let you know all the damage that soft drinks do.
The obesity epidemic is taking over America, and one clear cause of this is soda. Why do you ask? Well, mostly because of the sugar it contains. But also because:
- The phosphoric acid
- The artificial sweeteners
- The extra fructose
Soda destroys your body inside
Then we will tell you what is causing a high consumption of soda in your body.
The composition of many soft drinks includes caffeine and phosphoric acid. According to several studies, both substances prevent the absorption of calcium in the bones. Other studies showed that the habitual consumption of sugary and carbonated beverages causes a significant reduction in the bone density of the hip joints. Women are still more susceptible to bone loss.
The consumption of 330 mg of caffeine per day (approximately four cups of coffee) leads to the loss of bone mass. In addition, caffeine reduces calcium absorption and decalcification through urine.
In short, soda is potentially harmful to bones. Therefore it is strictly contraindicated in people suffering from osteoporosis, Crohn’s disease and over 50 years.
Damage to the liver
The common belief that cirrhosis is an exclusive condition of alcoholics is false. It is proven that habitual excessive consumption of soft drinks can also cause this terrible disease.
Soft drinks are high on the list of products that cause obesity. Only half a liter of soda contains up to 9 tablespoons of sugar, and it is not the same sugar we use at home, but a potentially more dangerous one that is instantly absorbed into the blood.
And if you thought that dietary soda is the solution to this problem, unfortunately, you’re wrong. “Dietary” beverages do not contain sugar, but the artificial sweeteners that are used in their preparation can cause a whole range of hormonal disorders that eventually lead to obesity.
The concentration of sugar in soda damages the enamel of the teeth. But even with diet sodas, high acidity has the potential to cause the same effect.
As explained in previous paragraphs, phosphoric acid and caffeine hinder the absorption of calcium in the bones. The excess calcium is then expelled through the urine but apart accumulates in the kidneys to form stones.
This is a very important issue, and you don’t know when it hits. Maintaining a steady and healthy body-mass is extremely important in order to avoid blood-sugar rise.
In the USA, 69 percent of us are overweight and over 35 percent of us are obese. If these trends continue, one in three Americans could have Type 2 diabetes by 2050. This regulation and study are therefore extremely important.
Heartburn & Acid Reflux
The air molecules trapped in these beverages and the carbonated quality is extremely bad for our cardiovascular functioning. It can lead to your stomach is distended.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
An extended period of blood pressure malfunctioning can cause severe damage to internal organs.
As stated earlier, our cardiovascular activities are severely affected by this. People, who consume too much soda, stand at a higher risk of heart attacks. It even causes fluctuations in our basic metabolism.
Impaired Digestion (Gastrointestinal Distress)
The level of acid in our stomach is important for proper functioning of digestive resources. If they fluctuate or are obstructed, then the fuel that our body runs by will be hampered.
Soda may be the five absolute worst foods and drinks you can consume. Even though fat has 250 percent more calories than sugar, the food that people get most of their calories from is sugar from corn or high fructose corn syrup.
According to USDA estimates, the per capita consumption of HFCS was about 40 pounds per year as of 2007, primarily in the form of soft drinks. Tragically, high fructose corn syrup in the form of soda, is now the number one source of calories in the United States.
However, instead of being scared of the harmful effects of soda-intake, you can do something greater: stop yourself. Since you are now completely aware of what soda does to your body, you have the conscious power to stop it from doing severe health damages to your body and wellbeing. Just by removing soda from your diet, you can see a major, healthy change being initiated in your body.
Stay healthy and positive!