2. Liver Damage
3. Tooth Decay
4. Kidney Stones/Kidney Disease
6. Heartburn/Acid Reflux
8. High Blood Pressure
9. Heart Disease
10. Gastrointestinal Distress
It’s not news to hear that soda is a huge part in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Americans have been gaining weight after soda was introduced. More and more people are consuming larger amounts of soda each year, and are consuming it at a younger age. Most people think “zero calorie soda” is far better for you. This is not true. Diet soda can expand your waistline 70 percent faster than regular soda. Now this doesn’t mean that regular soda is good for you, it just doesn’t have as many chemicals as diet soda has.
All sodas, including diet, increase your chances of developing a fatty liver, and other liver complications.
Tooth decay is another disease that can be caused by soda. Have you ever seen someone’s teeth that have a yellowish color to them? You can rest assure that they drink a decent amount of soda. The acid in soda eats away at the enamel of the tooth, which causes that yellow color, and can also cause cavities.
There are high levels of phosphoric acid in soda that have been linked to kidney disease and kidney stones.
People, who drink at least 1 can of soda a day, increase their chances of getting diabetes by 25 percent. One can of soda alone has 10 teaspoons of sugar. That’s not including all of the high fructose corn syrup, and all of the other artificial sweeteners that are in soda.
The acid in soda can cause digestion issues, which can lead to heartburn and acid reflux.
Soda lowers your calcium levels and raises phosphate levels in your blood. If phosphate levels are too high, and calcium levels are too low, calcium will be pulled from your bones.
Experts believe too much soda can lead to high blood pressure.
Drinking more than one can a day of any type of soft drink, raises your chances of cardiovascular disease.
Drinking soda increases your stomach acid levels, and can cause stomach inflammation and pitting of the stomach lining.
I hope that reading this has changed your thoughts about having another soda, or has broadened your knowledge on soda’s nutrition.