Do you want to be healthy? Drinking soda is bad for your health in so many ways, think about it What Happens to Your Body after Drinking La Casera
Soda is one of the most consumed beverages in 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’s happening inside the bodies of soda consumers with each sip?
Here’s what happens in your body when you assault it with a Coke, La Casera, Latina, Nirvana, Smoov Chapan, Pepsi etc:
Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because Phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.
Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.
Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – a physically identical response to that of heroin, by the way.
After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have a sugar crash.
Now ask yourself, How many sodas have you had today? How about your kids?
Before you grab that next Bottle or Can of Soda think about this: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites. Not to mention the fact that it’s also your largest source of dangerous High-fructose modified corn syrup.
Now Let’s take a look at the major ingredients of a Bottle or Can of Soda:
High Fructose Corn Syrup: Now used in preference to sugar, is associated with poor development of collagen in growing animals, especially in the context of copper deficiency. All fructose must be metabolized by the liver. Animals on high-fructose diets develop liver problems similar to those of alcoholics.
Aspartame: This chemical is used as a sugar substitute in diet soda. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption including brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders and epilepsy/seizures. It is also a neurotoxin and endocrine disrupter.
Caffeine: Caffeinated drinks cause jitters, insomnia, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood cholesterol levels, vitamin and mineral depletion, breast lumps, birth defects, and perhaps some forms of cancer. Caffeine stimulates the adrenal gland without providing nourishment. In large amounts, caffeine can lead to adrenal exhaustion, especially in children.
Sugar: It is a proven fact that sugar increases insulin levels, which can lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, premature aging and many more negative side effects. Most sodas include over 100 percent of the RDA of sugar. Sugar is so bad for your health in so many ways.
Phosphoric Acid: Which can interfere with the body’s ability to use calcium, leading to osteoporosis or softening of the teeth and bones.
Other Ingredients Includes: Citric acid which often contains traces of MSG, a neurotoxin.
Artificial Flavors may also contain traces of MSG and Water may contain high amounts of fluoride, Chlorine and other contaminants.
Check out another sobering fact if you’re struggling with weight issues: Just one extra can of soda per day can add as much as 15 pounds to your weight over the course of a single year!
Other statistics on the health dangers of soft drinks include:
One soda per day increases your risk of diabetes by 85 percent
Soda drinkers have higher cancer risk. While the federal limit for benzene in drinking water is 5 parts per billion (ppb), researchers have found benzene levels as high as 79 ppb in some soft drinks.
Soda has been shown to cause DNA damage – courtesy of sodium benzoate, a common preservative found in many soft drinks, which has the ability to switch off vital parts of your DNA. This could eventually lead to diseases such as cirrhosis of the liver and Parkinson’s
From this facts; it is clear that over-consumption of sodas and sweet drinks is one of the leading causes of rapid global obesity epidemic.
There is no Reason why you should allow your child to drink Soda, Pure water is a much better choice, or if you must drink a carbonated beverage, try sparkling mineral water with a squirt of lime or lemon juice.
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