Are you a soda-lover? Do you consume soda drinks on a regular basis? If yes, you should definitely read this article and take into consideration the facts below. While there is nothing better and more comforting than enjoying a glass/ can of soda, it turns out that this fuzzy drink is nothing but detrimental to your health. As a matter of fact, as little as one soda a day is slowly killing you, and it is scientifically confirmed that only 20 ounces of soda daily can shorten the length of your white cells, which in turn makes you 4.6 years older.
Interestingly, the fact that soda is one of the worst things we consume is not a secret, as companies like Pepsi and Coca-cola have publicly admitted that their products are bad for your health. Sugar, which is found in large quantities in soda, has been found to lead to heart failure, belly fat, diabetes, and even cancer. The average adult should not consume more than 9.5 teaspoons of sugar daily, and drinking only 1 can of Coke exceeds this amount.
TOP REASONS TO STOP DRINKING SODA RIGHT AWAY!
- Diet Soda Contains Aspartame
This addictive carcinogenic neurotoxin is associated with numerous health problems. Being a multi-potential carcinogen, it can trigger birth defects and sexual dysfunction. It poses a particular threat to the fetus in the womb. Aspartame depletes serotonin, which in turn triggers mood swings, hallucination, bipolar or manic depression, suicidal tendencies, and paranoia.
Aspartame contains amino acids which attack your cells; pass the blood-brain barrier and attack the brain cells as well. This leads to excitotoxicity, a toxic cellular overstimulation.
- Soda Builds up Fat Deposits in the Body
According to a recent Danish study, regular consumption of soda builds up fat deposits in the liver as well as in the muscles surrounding the stomach organs.
- Soda Leads to Heart Disease
As noted in a study issued by the American Heart Association, “drinking as little as one can of soda a day — regular or diet — is associated with a 48% increased risk of metabolic syndrome, a key predecessor of heart disease and diabetes.”
- Soda Contains Carcinogens
A study commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest suggests that Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Coke, and Diet Coke contain carcinogen known as a 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MI. High doses of this carcinogen are associated with cancer in rats and mice.
- Soda Leaches Calcium from your Bones
What gives soft drinks their tangy flavor is the presence of the phosphoric acid which inhibits the growth of bacteria and mold. Calcium is very important nutrient which neutralizes excess acidity in the blood which occurs as a result to a breakdown of phosphoric acid. As soft drinks leach calcium from the bones, they make the person more prone to osteoporosis.
- Soda Contains an Ingredient Banned in Over 100 Countries
Last but not least, nearly 10 percent of soda flavors contain brominated vegetable oil (BVO). This ingredient is banned in more than 100 countries as well as by the World Health Organization.