Even though by now all Americans (and the rest of the world) are aware of the health risks associated with soda drinks, their consumption of these beverages has not stopped. Of course, there has been a minor reduction in the sale of sodas because of those who understand the negative effects of these drinks and do not buy it; however, on a yearly basis, more than $75 billion worth soda is still bought. This needs to change!
For those who may not know, excessive intake of these beverages can lead to tooth decay, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, among other things. Also, soda drinks may weaken bone health and trigger osteoporosis. Continue reading the article to learn more.
Could Soda Drinks Cause Osteoporosis?
No matter if it is regular or diet, soda drinks have phosphoric acid or phosphates that provide the tangy flavor and increase the shelf life. Nonetheless, consuming too much of these acids increases the risk of muscle loss, kidney and heart issues, osteoporosis, and speed up the process of aging.
Bone loss may also happen because of the presence of phosphoric acid while the caffeine in it can impede the proper absorption of calcium.
Other Health Problems with Soda Drinks
- Increase in fat
According to a Danish research, non-diet soda drinks can elevate the buildup of fat and cause diabetes and insulin resistance.
- Contains cancerous substances
A lot of soda drinks contain artificial caramel coloring that gives them the brown color. Unfortunately, this substance has two well-known contaminants that were linked to cancer in animals.
- Leads to tooth decay
If a person consumes too many soda drinks, their risk of tooth decay and poor oral health increases. This is because the citric acid from the drink causes enamel and dental erosion.
Diseases Linked with Soda Drinks
- Insulin resistance
- Type 2 diabetes
- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
- Heart illness
- Type 2 diabetes
Before heading out, do not forget to check out the video below and learn more why you need to stay away from soda drinks as much as possible: