Soda is one of the most popular and best seller types of beverages. You can buy it anywhere. Every time you eat at fast-food chains, they will serve you meals with soda. But some people may be familiar with the effects of soda in their body or health but because of its taste, they forget how soda could hurt their health. Often, people drink soda as a replacement for water to quench their thirst. Soda can actually quench your thirst plus the fact that it has flavor. But now, I know that you want to know what the health effects of soda are? Here are the top health effects of soda in your body.
Obesity & Diabetes
I have witness this effects with my dad, my dad was addicted to soda. He drinks 8 to 12 can of soda a day. He doesn’t drink water anymore because he drinks soda instead. The result was he became obese and he had developed diabetes. Now he is suffering some symptoms of diabetes as he gets older and older, that’s why drinking too much soda won’t do any good. It will only cause serious sickness to develop. It’s not bad to drink soda as long as it is controlled. Soda contain high amount of calories and calories we all know that it turns to fats once it accumulates in your body.
Increase Gastric Acid
Sodas are high in acid level. If you drink too much this could affect your gastric acid and could result to upset stomach. If the level of acid in your stomach increases you are at risk to have gastric pain due to too much acidity. I myself have experience this kind of pain and don’t want to experience it again. I’ve been feeling the pain for one whole day and the feeling is like you’re having a LBM, gas pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. Especially if you are drinking that you haven’t eat any solid food. Your stomach won’t be able to bear the acid from the soda you drink.
Sodas also contain caffeine and caffeine has bad effects to the body. Caffeine would normally target the cerebral cortex and the brain stem in the central nervous system. If you take too much caffeine like 100-200 mg would result to increase alertness and wakefulness, faster and clearer flow of thought, increased focus, and better body and general coordination. It could also result to restlessness, a loss of motor control, headaches, and dizziness. However if you take more than that, this could result to mush worse effect like insomnia, agitation, tremors, and rapid breathing. Caffeine can also affect your heart because it dilates the vessels which cause increase blood pressure, increase gastric acid production, boost the metabolic rates, and it’s addictive.
Now, that you have a idea how soda could affect your health, I hope that you would start to control your soda intake.
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If there is such a thing as the bestselling drinks in the world that would be soda drinks. Soda can be bought anywhere. You can buy it at grocery stores, convenient stores, vending machines, and etc. Soft drinks are known to be a replacement for water when people get thirsty. One of the reasons why people choose soft drinks over water it’s simply because it has a different taste and it also quench your thirst. Soft drinks or soda drinks are sold in a form of a bottle, plastic bottles, and now you can have them in can. Soda drinks has been there for centuries already and people have been consuming it since then. Soft drinks are a perfect match when you are taking your snacks like chips or sandwich. Other people consume soft drinks during their meals because soft drinks can give you that satisfying feeling and the acid also helps in dissolving the food that you have eaten.
If you check the history of soda, it actually started in the year 1798. People from that time have started to consume soda drinks and because of its great taste, the popularity of soda have increase dramatically and manufacturers are doing their best to produce the best soda that could meet the taste and satisfaction of its consumer. Now, soda drinks is very popular anywhere in the world. They are available at any fast-food chain, restaurants, and food-courts. Soda is perfect when it icy cold because it also gives you that brain freeze. And believe me, it can really quench thirst. But the sad part about soda drinks is it can also hurt your health when you consume too much. Sodas like Cola drinks have caffeine that could cause the addiction. The caffeine also adds to the energy level. And soda drinks contain sugar which sometimes could cause or trigger diabetes to develop if you consume too much. That’s why it is not advisable to consume soda drinks everyday because it can also hurt your health.
So, try to minimize your soda consumption to prevent unwanted sickness to develop. It’s not bad to drink soda but we need to have a control over it. Now you see that soda drinks have both advantages and disadvantages. It will always depend on us. But there are people who don’t drink soda because they are scared for what it can do to their health especially the caffeine.
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Every year, Americans guzzle down billions of gallons of soda. Soda is clearly one of the most popular beverage choices, but it is important for people to be cognizant of the fact that sodas do a lot more harm than good. Sodas are extremely high in sugar. Sugar mixes with plaque to form a bacteria that can cause tooth decay. Therefore, excessive soda drinking can lead to tooth decay. Not only can soda cause tooth decay, but it can also damage the enamel because of its high acid content.
There have been a number of studies done where a tooth has been placed in soda and left there overnight. The results of the studies have all shown that the soda caused significant damage to the tooth enamel. It is important to note that diet sodas are no better than regular sodas. Diet sodas do not contain any sugar, but they are still very acidic.
Obesity is another one of the potential health effects of soda. The number of obese people in America has increased at an alarming rate over the past couple of decades. Sodas are high in calories, but they are lacking in many of the essential nutrients that people need to stay healthy.
Studies have shown that people who drink sodas every day are more likely to be obese. Even though sodas can contribute to obesity, it is important to note that there are other factors that can cause a person to become obese. Some of those factors include a sedentary lifestyle, poor diet and genetic.
Drinking soda can also weaken the bones. Soda reduces the amount of calcium in the bones. Calcium is the nutrient that helps keep the bones strong. That is why people who drink sodas are at an increased risk for breaking a bone.
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