These days, Americans consume 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- that is approximately 12 once per day for every men, women and child.
After reading the information below you will stop consuming soda drinks:
- Extra pounds
Soda is known to cause obesity. If you consume a single can every day you will gain more than one pound every month. Diet soda is not healthy as well, as people who consume diet soda do not lose weight. The artificial sweeteners found in soda drinks cause many physiological and hormonal changes.
- Liver damage
Soda causes liver damage. If you drink excessive amount of soda drinks you can get liver cirrhosis which is also caused by alcohol overuse.
- Tooth decay
Soda damages the tooth enamel. The acids found in soda are even more dangerous than solid sugar found in candies.
- Kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Soda drinks also contain high amount of phosphoric acid which causes stone formation in the urinary tract. Consuming one quart(less than three 12- ounce cans) of soda in one week may increase the risk of developing kidney stones by 15 percent
Any sugary food increases the risk of diabetes. Consuming soda also affects the body’s ability to process sugar. This may be the answer to the fact that the number of Americans with type 2 diabetes has tripled from 6.6 million in 1980 to 20.8 million today.