These days, Americans are consuming soda drinks more than ever before. Soda drinks are consumed by 25% more than any other drinks in the USA. In 2000, more than 15 billion gallons were sold- which is approximately 12 once per day for every men, women and child.
Here are some informations that should open your eyes.
Soda and Osteoporosis
Cola soda in its content is including caffeine and phosphoric acid.
The Framingham Osteoporosis Study has tested the bone mineral density (BMD) of 1413 women and 1125 men in 2006 and it was discovered that the regular consumption of Cola has caused a significant reduction of BMD in the hips of female subjects, which are much more susceptible to bone loss compared with men.
There is excess amounts of phosphorous in sodas, which is preventing the absorption of calcium. Experts claim that phosphoric acid in cola is leading to a leakage of calcium out of bones.
Another study has found that the consumption of 330 mg of caffeine, or four cups of coffee is leading to bone loss. It is believed that caffeine interferes with the absorption of calcium and causes loss of calcium through urine.
You need to avoid soda at all cost in the case of osteoporosis, or diseases which prevent the absorption of calcium, like Crohn’s disease, as well as by people older than 50.
Soda is guilty for the extra pounds on. Soft drinks are high up on the list of obesity causes. A single can of sugar-laden soda gives you an extra pound of weight gain every month.
Don’t think of switching to diet soda because diet soda is even more harmful. It is packed with artificial sweeteners that may trigger an entire array of hormonal and physiologic issues which eventually make you fat.
It is the worst thing you can get to your liver. Excessive consumption of soda increases the risk of cirrhosis dramatically. This is exactly what happens to the chronic alcoholics.
Soft drinks are damaging the tooth enamel and that is the smile you do not want in the mirror. Soda is highly acidic, and its chemical composition can cause even greater damage to your teeth than sugars added to candies.
Kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Your loving Cola is ‘enriched’ with phosphoric acid, known for its ability to affect your urinary tract. These changes go to the extent that eventually you will have your kidneys filled with stones. By consuming 12-ounce cans you are increasing the risk of forming kidney stones by 15 percent.