How hazardous is soda soft drinks and affects our body
5 July 2017
Soda Soft Drinks- They are a multi-billion-dollar product and most of the people prefer drinking more soda than water each day or ‘0’ water at all.
With such a great consumption of soft drinks , it has aroused as a question- How hazardous is soda soft drinks and affects our body? – with a little research work and some experiments, it is concluded that, soda soft drink is actually very hazardous. Let us know, why?
#1. High Content of Sugar- A single can of soda soft drink contains 10 teaspoons of sugar in liquid form which can lead to diabetic.
#2. Presence of Phosphoric Acid- It interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium and leads to Osteoporosis, Cavities and Bone Softening, Slowing Digestion and Blocking Nutrient Absorption.
#3. Artificial Sweetener- Almost a hundred different health problems including seizures, multiple sclerosis , brain tumors, diabetes, emotional disorders, metabolic syndrome, belly fat, high blood sugar and raised cholesterol are linked with Artificial Sweetener.
#4. Caffeine- has been linked to certain Cancers, Breast Lumps, Irregular Heartbeat and High Blood Pressure.
#5. Tap Water- We prefer filtered water for drinking purposes but soda water actually contain tap water which may consists of chlorine, fluoride and traces of heavy metals.
#6. Lack of Nutrients- It is an unnatural stuff which is harmful to our body as it has no nutritional value.
#7. Teeth Decay- Consuming soda regularly causes plague which can edge to cavities and other gum diseases.
#8. Early Puberty- According to a scientific research in Harvard Medical School, it was reported that teen girls consuming one-and-a-half cans of soft drink a day had their first periods earlier than those who did not.
#9. Premature Delivery- A study found that those who drank diet fizzy drinks saw their waistlines expand nearly 3-times as much as non-drinkers.
#10. Obesity- This one may seem obvious. However, what you may not know is that diet soft drinks can still affect our waistline dramatically. A study found that those who drank diet fizzy drinks saw their waistlines expand nearly three times as much as non-drinkers and even more so than those drinking non-diet versions.
Cutting out soda from your diet completely can be a herculean task. But sometimes what is difficult is also much needed. So, to satisfy your cravings for soda you need to come up with some healthy but equally delicious appetizers. Let's check out some options.
Iced tea: Who doesn't love tea right? Especially when it's served cold with some lemon and a lot less sugar than your soda. A glass of this will confine your cravings without totally destroying your diet.
Juices: They are the healthy and tasty way of life. Mix it with some sparkling water and you're all set for a sweet treat, it is carbonated so you do not really miss your soda experience.
Coffee: Need I say more? Coffee has more amount of caffeine than your regular soda, which makes it the most obvious choice. Brew it hot or cold it is amazing both ways.
Green Tea: Complete package of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Add a few drops of honey and you have a tasty fat burning caffeinated drink at your go.
Alternatives for Soda in Alcohol
We all love drinking more than we can admit. And no matter how much we like our drinks raw/neat, we have to mix soda all the time, which makes it a tiny bit more unhealthy and lethal for us. We cannot give up alcohol but we can definitely give up soda!
Water is your best option here, zero calories, zero harm. Water dilutes the alcohol a bit which also helps in getting rid of Your hangover fast.
Fruit juices are great when they are mixed with alcohol, especially for the beginners, it softens the taste, a lot less dizziness and it does not increase your calorie intake like soda. Cranberry and pineapple juices are the most compatible with liquor.
What Experts Say on Soda Drinks
For soda lovers, diet drinks can be an option but it shouldn’t be taken as a healthier one. It would be a better choice to select a beverage with high nutritional benefits such as- a glass of buttermilk or 100% fruit juice without added sugar.
# Drinking 8-ounce glasses of water is the best way to be hydrated rather than craving for soda soft drink. Let’s take experts suggestion-
# Accredited Practising Dietitian Zoe Wilson says- “Any drink that is carbonated is slightly more acidic, may affect your tooth enamel and increase your risk of cavities.”
# Sharon Fowler, Epidemiologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio- "Diet soda is not a health food. In fact, it's not a food at all, it's simply a slurry of chemicals, a number of which may have deleterious effects on the body."