Eating healthy isn’t always easy. With so much conflicting nutritional information on the internet, it’s tough to know exactly which foods are good for you and which you should stay away from. However, there’s one thing scientists and most major health officials are in agreement about: soda can negatively impact your health.
If you’re a fan of this fizzy beverage and you won’t budge on giving it up, you may want to reconsider after reading about its consequences. Did you know that drinking soda can cause these awful side effects?
A study found that the consuming four cups of coffee or 330 mg of caffeine, can ultimately lead to bone loss. They say that caffeine interferes with the way calcium is absorbed in the body and people urinate more calcium. Which goes without saying that people suffering from osteoporosis or other calcium-related diseases should avoid drinking soda.
If you’re wondering why you’ve put on a few extra pounds lately, it could be because of your soda consumption. There is an absurd amount of sugar in each can. And don’t think that just by switching over to diet that all of your problems will be solved: Research has shown that while diet soda doesn’t contain actual sugar, it does contain a ton of artificial sweeteners, which can ultimately lead to weight gain if consumed in high amounts.
Drinking an excessive amount of soda increases the risk of developing kidney stones. A study found that by cutting soda out of your diet, you cut the risk of developing kidney stones by up to 15%.
The consumption of soda can lead to damage of tooth enamel. While the sugars in soda aren’t any good for your teeth, is actually the high amount of acid in soda that leads to the most damage of your teeth.
A study found that drinking two cans of soda per day increases chances of developing a fatty liver, which could ultimately lead to heart disease and cirrhosis.
The occasional soda isn’t going to hurt anyone, but if you’re drinking multiple cans every day, you may want to reconsider your habits before you risk developing any of these symptoms.