After a tiring day at work or as a refreshment for guests or a substitute for water after a strict exercise regime, soft drinks find one reason and many to be a preferred drink. But these aerated drinks brings along some hazards that can prove to be detrimental for one’s health.
The 12 reasons why you should quit your addiction to cold drinks is based on studies conducted by various organizations and universities.
12. Weight Gain
Aspartame, said to be present in most of these drinks, increases the blood glucose level which in turn results in weight gain, as the excess glucose is converted to body fat.
11. No Whites
The high acidic content results in corrosion of your teeth making it appear stained despite regular brushing. You might want to consult your dentist on why your teeth appear pale, who would be quick in guessing the reason.
10. Decreased Metabolism
Soda in these soft drinks contains Phosphoric Acid which when comes in contact with stomach acid, results in slowing your body’s digestion and blocks the process of nutrient absorption.
Being acidic in nature, these beverages have the capacity to dissolve bones very quickly. Phosphoric acid has the capacity to absorb calcium and result in bone softening. So the next time you go out, you should think twice before buying the bottle of cold drink.
8. Kidney Problem
You don’t want to suffer with an organ malfunction just because you can’t control yourself from having cold drinks. These sweet in taste drinks have artificial sweeteners that causes damage and produces impairment.
It is said that most sodas contain caffeine that results in some serious life threatening problems such as cancer, breast cancer and high blood pressure.
Caffeine is said to be diuretic which speeds up urine production and removes water at a fast rate from your body. So if you are consuming these beverages to quench your thirst, well, it is simply doing the opposite.
A diabetic should avoid consuming these drinks as they increase the sugar level and can prove fatal. For people who are not suffering from this problem, in order to keep away from getting diabetic you should quit drinking soft drinks.
4. Adrenaline Rush
The presence of caffeine increases the adrenaline level and you end up having less control of your emotions and behavior as it affects the central nervous system and in a way alters the functioning your brain.
The high acidic content might result in you facing bouts of heartburn. So, why not just grab a bottle of water instead that will not only keep you hydrated but prevent any side effects that the cold drinks cause.
2. Reproductive Issues
It was reported that the cans of these cold drinks were coated with chemicals that might result in reproductive problems.
1. No Nutritional Value
So, it is just equivalent to drinking sweet water with soda and a little bit of health issues. Is it worth it? There is less positive effect to your body but more harmful effects. So, maybe a recap of these 12 pointers might finally compel you to opt for a natural drink in place.