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A can of soda contains nearly 10 tspns of sugar in liquid form, which raise steeply the blood sugar and reasons an insulin reaction in the body. And over time, this can lead to diabetes or insulin resistance. A sugar substitute in diet sodas, has led to seizures, several sclerosis, brain tumors, and emotional disorders. It converts to methanol at warm temperatures and methanol breaks down to formaldehyde and formic acid, increasing the risk of metabolic syndrome, which causes belly fat, high blood sugar and raised cholesterol. Most sodas contain caffeine, which has been linked to certain cancers, breast lumps, uneven heartbeat, high blood pressure, and improper calcium absorption. It is derived from genetically modified corn; the course of making high fructose corn syrup contains traces of mercury, which causes a variety of long term health problems. Due to high sugar, sodium and caffeine content in soda, it dehydrates the body and is the basis of chronic dehydration in cases of long term consumption.
Consuming unnecessary amounts of sugar decreases the production of the brain chemical called brain-derived neurotropic factor, or BDNF, without which our brains can’t form new memories and we can’t learn or remember ample of anything. Low BDNF levels are related to depression and dementia, insulin-resistance, and numbing of the brain’s mechanism for knowing when to stop eating.
Studies have proved that drinking soda is nearly as harmful for your teeth as drinking battery acid. Acids most usually citric or phosphoric and acidic sugar byproducts soften tooth enamel, contributing to the formation of plaque and cavities, which corrodes tooth enamel, and ultimate tooth loss. With a pH of 3.2, diet sodas are even further acidic than regular sodas. Drinking plentiful soda can upsurge the risk for developing asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, or COPD. Sodium benzoate, a preservative in soda, increases the amount of sodium in the body while reducing the availability of potassium, causing asthma as well as eczema.
Soda comprises phosphoric acid, which interferes with the body’s ability to engross calcium and can lead to osteoporosis and bone softening. The high levels of phosphoric acid in colas have been related to kidney stones and other renal problems, with diet cola having a more negative effect on kidney function. The carbonation in soft drinks can irritate the digestive system, predominantly in those who have irritable bowel syndrome, building up excess gas in the abdominal area, leading to bloating, cramping and pain.
The caffeine in soda can also rise stomach acid production, worsen episodes of diarrhea, and contribute to constipation. Phosphoric Acid also interacts with stomach acid, slowing digestion and blocking nutrient absorption. Studies have verified that consistent consumption of aerated drinks, high in sugar, interacts with the genes that affect weight, and melodramatically increasing a person’s risk for obesity.