Harmful Side Effect of Lacasera Drink

Harmful Side Effect of Lacasera Drink

Lacasera is one of the most consumed beverages in the Nigeria , second only to water. Here in Nigeria, People guzzle on average 50Cl of  soda per person everyday and that is about 168 Litres or 44 Gallons of fizzy drink yearly, as if it wasn’t full of sugary calories. But what is Harmful Side Effect of Lacasera Drink with each sip?



Another problem with sodas is that they act as dehydrating diuretics. Both caffeine and sugar cause dehydration.

Caffeine is a diuretic and causes an increase in urine volume. High concentration of sugar is drawing off water because your kidneys try to expel the excess sugar out of the blood. When you drink a caffeinated soda to quench your thirst, you will actually become thirstier.


Toxins – Aspartame

If you think diet soda is better think again. The poison in diet soda is an artificial sweetener aspartame. Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid, phenylalanine, and methanol. It is used because it’s about 200 times sweeter than table sugar.

Despite US FDA approval as a “safe” food additive, aspartame is one of the most dangerous substances added to foods.

After you drink an aspartame-sweetened product, aspartame breaks down into its starting components: phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol (that further converts to formaldehyde and formic acid, which are known carcinogens.). There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption


Increased Risk of Obesity

Consuming sugar-sweetened, carbonated drinks adds calories to your diet, which may increase your risk of overweight and obesity.

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In an April 2007 article published in the “American Journal of Public Health,” Lenny Vartanian, Ph.D., and colleagues report that the risk of overweight and obesity associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened, carbonated beverages is greater for women than men and for adults compared to children and adolescents.

Overweight and obesity are significant risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis


Tooth Decay

Regular and diet carbonated soft drinks can harm your teeth. Your mouth contains bacteria that feed on sugar, producing chemicals that can break down the hard enamel of your teeth.

A cavity forms when erosion of the enamel exposes the soft, inner core of your tooth. When you drink sweetened, carbonated soda, the sugar remains in your mouth, promoting the processes that lead to tooth decay.

The acid in these carbonated drinks further increase the likelihood of developing cavities, because these chemicals also slowly erode the enamel of your teeth.


Reduced Bone Strength

If you are a woman, consumption of cola-type, carbonated drinks may reduce your bone strength. In an October 2006 article published in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” nutrition scientist Katherine Tucker, Ph.D., and colleagues report that women who consume regular


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