Soft drinks are one of the biggest vices of our time. This is also proven by the fact that more than 25 % of all drinks consumed in the U.S. are soft drinks, and that in 2000, there were sold over 15 billion gallons of soda, which is a 12-ounce can per day for each citizen, regardless of their age.
Everywhere we look we see articles in which is stated the devastating effect of this extremely unhealthy addiction. But, if this is not enough for you, we give you some more information in hope that you’ll come to your mind.
Here is what soda does to your body:
Soda and Osteoporosis
Cola soda includes caffeine and phosphoric acid in its content.
In a study conducted in 2006 by the Framingham Osteoporosis of the bone mineral density (BMD) in 1413 women and 1125 men was discovered that the regular consumption of Cola caused a significant reduction of BMD in the hips of female subjects, which are much more susceptible to bone loss when compared than men.
It is believed that the cause of this phenomenon is excess amounts of phosphorous, which prevents the absorption of calcium. Researchers even claim that phosphoric acid in cola leads to a leakage of calcium out of bones.
In another study it was also discovered that the consumption of 330 mg of caffeine, or four cups of coffee leads to bone loss. It is believed that caffeine interferes with the absorption of calcium and causes loss of calcium through urine.
Therefore, soda should be avoided at all cost in the case of osteoporosis, or diseases which prevent the absorption of calcium, like Crohn’s disease, as well as by people older than 50.
Did you know that a single can of your favorite soda drink gives you significant weight gain monthly? So, if you need something to blame your extra pound on, it is your favorite can of soda. Soft drinks are high up on the list of obesity causes.
Diet soda is even worse because it contains artificial sweeteners which can trigger a whole set of hormonal and physiologic responses which lead to weight gain. So, if you were thinking to switch up to diet soda, better forget it, it is not a good idea.
This drink has very harmful effects on your liver. Excessive consumption of soda increases the risk of cirrhosis dramatically, which is exactly what happens to chronic alcoholics.
Frequent drinking of soda can be detrimental to your tooth enamel. Soda`s acidity has more harmful effect on teeth than the sugar found in candies.
Kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
When you drink 12-ounce cans of your favorite Cola frequently you are raising the chances of having kidney stones formed in your kidneys by as much as 15 percent. It is the high level of phosphoric acid in these drinks that is responsible for this as well as other urinary tract problems.
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