For a majority of us, a meal, a party or a night in front of television or laptop is incomplete without a chilled drink. Brands like Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi etc, advertise their products with messages which makes soda drinks synonymous with happiness, joy and celebration.
But, for all those who think their joy is incomplete without a soda drink in their hands, it’s time for a reality check. In its current form soda is actually a powerful promoter of obesity, tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease and various other problems. And these are just a few to begin with; the list of their adverse effects on the body is endless.
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· Damages your Kidney
A regular soda can contains up to 110 calories, enough to damage your kidneys. According to a 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, if anyone has kidney problems, scientists suggest that they should limit use of soda drinks. Furthermore, high sugar content in these drinks makes it nothing less than poison even for people who do not suffer from any kidney disorders.
· Harms your bones and teeth
The phosphoric acid in these drinks has been known to deplete the calcium level and bone mass. Grace Wyshak, associate professor in the departments of biostatistics and population and international health at the Harvard School of Public Health reported that physically active girls who consume soda drinks are five times more times likely to have bone fractures than girls who do not drink soda.
Similar is the way soda drinks affect teeth. The presence of sugar and acids in carbonated drinks play a great role in eroding tooth enamel and makes it vulnerable to infection. According to the Pediatric Dental Health website, milk consumption by teens in the United States by declined by 40 percent since they have become increasingly addicted to soda drinks.
In a nutshell, despite the industry’s sunny and manipulative messaging, soda is selling a far greater share of sadness.
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