According to statistics Americans have been drinking more soda drinks than ever in recent years. Even 25% of the liquids that are consumed daily are actually soft drinks. Research shows that back in 2000 Americans bought 15 billion gallons of soda which comes up to 12 ounces per day, per citizen, not taking the age into consideration.
Although there are tones of information, circling on the internet. On how soda drinks can have a detrimental effect on the human health. People still consume them, so in this article we will try to explain how dangerous they really are. Hopefully, this information will make you realize why you should stop consuming soda.
Soda and Osteoporosis
According to the Framingham Osteoporosis Study, which tested the BDM or bone mineral density of 1413 women and 1125 men back in 2006. Regular consumption of Cola causes a dangerous reduction of BDM in the hips area of women. Who are actually more prone to bone diseases than men are.
The reason behind this phenomenon is actually the fact that there is excess of phosphorous, which doesn’t allow for the calcium to be absorbed. This can also lead to a leakage of the calcium out of the bones.
A different study analyzed that the consumption of more than 330 mg of caffeine daily. Which comes up to 4 cups, eventually leads to bone loss and it can also cause calcium loss through the urine.
If you have problems with obesity then you should know that your favorite can of soda is one if the main factors for this. Just one can of soda, will lead to monthly weight gain. If you are thinking about changing it up to diet soda you are wrong. Because this drink is even more harmful because it is sweetened with artificial sugars which can lead to a series of hormonal imbalances and physiological issues.
Soft drinks are the worst things you can feed your liver with. If you consume soda excessively, you will inevitably bring your liver to a condition known as cirrhosis, which is a condition that is most common with chronic alcoholics.
Even your teeth can be destroyed by soft drinks. Sodas are highly acidic and they can cause damage to the tooth enamel. They are even more dangerous than all of the different candies you might be eating.
Kidney Stones and Chronic Kidney Disease
Sodas are full of phosphoric acid which has the ability to influence your urinary tract. Eventually, your kidneys will be full of stones and the probability of forming kidney stones can go up to 15%.