Still the soda industry is one of the fastest producing and selling product in the market, and it’s a common conception that sodas are bad for the body. What is it in soda that makes it so addictive? It’s a sugar. Drinking soda will produce a quick burst of euphoria and energy and spike up blood sugar levels. Sugar in sodas is converted by the liver into fat.
The caffeine in soda pushes the liver to transfer more sugar into the bloodstream and increases blood pressure. The sugar rush start to take over and the pupils become dilated. After a few minutes of sugar rush, a sudden energy crash follows after. Sodas are known to high sugar levels and cause obesity, but there are different negative effects sodas have in the body. Here they are:
A diet that is abundant in sugar can affect a number of neurological processes and delay brain function. The production of brain- derived neurotrophic factors decreases, if it is an extra sugar in our diet. This chemical is essential to cognitive function such as learning and memory making.
A nonprofit grouped protested the usage of the caramel coloring used in sodas due to its cancer causing contaminants. Also this caramel coloring was asked to be removed, because it can cause cancer in animals. The reason of using this caramel coloring is all for appearance, it does not affect the texture or taste of the beverage. This contaminant is present in regular and diet sodas.
The risk of heart disease will increase, if you drink a can of soda a day. The constant consumption of sodas will affect the inflammatory factors, lipids, blood pressure, leptin and heart function.
The pulmonary functions are also affected by Sodas. It increases the risk of asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder.
The enamel of the teeth will erode from the acid in soda. Long time usage of soda will increase the risk of gingivitis, bacterial plaque and cavities. Also soda cause dental erosion and alters the pH balance of saliva.
Skeletal and Liver Fat:
Sodas will increase the risk of skeletal and liver fat by 132% to 221% percent than any other sugary drink in the market. Liver fat decreases its metabolic functions and affect the functions of the liver. Skeletal fat makes the bones prone and weak to excessive pressure. This pressure will cause osteoporosis.
This applies to diet and regular soda, people that drink sodas everyday during a 10 year period have a 70% increase in waist circumference. The aspartame increases the sugar in regular sodas and the waist size in diet sodas.
In Tupperware and plastic bottles is found a cancer that causing resin called bio phenyl-a, which is used to coat soda cans. This chemical cause premature puberty and reproductive issues and will wreck endocrine function.
Sodas should be drunk in seldom occasions and are meant to be consumed as a treat. Sodas bring to the body the health risk that should be enough to convince you to kick the daily habit goodbye. Opt for pure water or fresh fruit juices instead.