Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Danger of Soda to Your Health


Many people, usually children and teenagers like drinking soda or carbonated soft drinks. Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, Fanta, and Sprite are the most popular drink. Yet, do they know the danger of Soda to their health?
According to a study from Europe, one twelve ounce can per day can increase the risk of diabetes and strokes.
Many Soda Commercials on TVs make many people believe that Soda drinks is OK. It's cool and not destroying our health.

Many Experts convinced that too much fructose from soft drinks leads to an increase in blood pressure, which is also likely to cause heartburn. Soft drink also could cause metabolic syndrome, which includes a combination of symptoms such as high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, kidney failure, and insulin resistance.


Consuming large amounts of Soda causes a spike in blood sugar and insulin, which can lead to inflammation and insulin resistance, both of which may increase your risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer.

The large doses of fructose from both sucrose (table sugar) and high fructose corn syrup may be particularly detrimental to your health as they can cause the accumulation of metabolically toxic belly fat, cholesterol abnormalities -- including high triglycerides and reduced levels of HDL (good cholesterol) -- and nonalcoholic associated fatty liver disease.

Soda is also associated with symptoms of gastro-esophageal reflux disease, when the contents of the stomach leak back up and cause a burning sensation in the esophagus. While drinking soda is not known to cause ulcers, it can cause symptoms to flare up.

Still want to drink Soda?


Here’s what’s in Soda Pop:

Phosphoric Acid: which interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium and can lead to osteoporosis, cavities and bone softening. Phosphoric Acid also interacts with stomach acid, slowing digestion and blocking nutrient absorption.

Sugar: Soft drink manufacturers are the largest single user of refined sugar in the United States. It is a proven fact that sugar increases insulin levels, which can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging and many more negative side effects. Most sodas include over 100 percent of the RDA of sugar.

Aspartame: is used as a substitute for sugar, and can actually be more harmful. It has been linked to almost a hundred different health problems including seizures, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, diabetes, and emotional disorders. It converts to methanol at warm temperatures and methanol breaks down to formaldehyde and formic acid. Diet sodas also increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, which causes belly fat, high blood sugar and raised cholesterol.


Caffeine: Caffeinated drinks can cause jitters, insomnia, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood cholesterol levels, vitamin and mineral depletion, breast lumps, birth defects, and perhaps some forms of cancer.

Reference:
http://voices.yahoo.com/soda-danger-one-soda-day-12138164.html
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/dangers-soda-article-1.963859
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/18/health/jampolis-dangers-drinking-soda/index.html
http://wellnessmama.com/379/reasons-to-avoid-soda/

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