Soda, is it worth it?
We all know that soda is bad for us. Yet, most of us are still tempted to consuming it, especially during leisure time such as watching a movie in a cinema or while eating out with friends. Soda is basically nothing but sugar water. It has no nutritional value and a big threat to obesity and diabetes.
Here, 5 impacts that a soda can do to your body.
Builds Up Hidden Fat
A research has discovered that drinking a non-diet soda can increase the fat buildup around your liver and skeletal muscles, this is dangerous as it can contribute to insulin resistance and diabetes. Soda also contributes to increasing the cholesterol rate, compared with other beverages such as milk.
It is not a secret that drinking soda would cause weight gain. The soda that you thought ‘healthier’ like diet soda, still will give you some extra weight. A research from America found that diet soda had a 70% increase in waist expansion compared with those who didn’t drink any soda. Even more, those who drank more than two diet sodas per day can reach up to 500% waist expansion!
The artificial caramel coloring is dangerous to our body. The coloring contains chemicals that have been found to cause cancer in animals and it is purely cosmetic. More and more, just 16 micrograms chemicals from popular brown soda, both diet or regular, is enough to pose cancer if it’s consumed daily. Do you know how much a bottle contain these chemicals? 200 micrograms per bottle!
All soda contain phosphoric acid, a weak acid that creates their tangy flavor and improves their shelf life. Although this acid can be found in many whole foods, such as meat, dairy, and nuts, too much acid can lead to heart and kidney problems, muscle loss, and osteoporosis. One study suggests that it could be triggered accelerated aging as well.
‘Mountain Dew’ Mouth
Kids love soda. There is a name that is wind up by the dentist for the condition they see in kids who drink too much Mountain Dew with ‘Mountain Dew Mouth’. The condition is defined as a full of cavities mouth that is caused by excessive sugar consumption.