According to the statistics Americans drinking devastating amounts of soft drinks compared with the other people in the world. These unhealthy amounts represented in numbers show that 25% of the drinks sold in US are soft drinks or to be more precise they bought 15 billion gallons of soda in 2000 which is 12-ounce daily dose per citizen.
We all know some of the devastating effects that soft drink can cause to our overall health. If it’s not enough for you, we will give you more useful information about the bad aspects that soft drinks can cause to your health.
Soda and Osteoporosis
Cola soda contains phosphoric acid and caffeine.
The Framingham Osteoporosis Study that was conducted on population of 1125 man and 1413 woman in 2016 discovered that consumption of cola causes reduction of bone mineral density (BMD) in the hips of female population.
Excess amounts of phosphorus contained in this drink can prevent absorption of calcium in the bones. According to the experts it can lead to a leakage of calcium out of bones.
Another study shows that consumption of 330 mg of caffeine can lead to bone loss. Same as the phosphorus acid it can reduce the absorption of calcium and excess loss of calcium through urine.
People older than 50 or people who suffer from osteoporosis or diseases which prevent the absorption of calcium like Crohn’s disease should avoid soft drinks.
Soft drinks increase the craving and addiction for more food and sugar. Soft drinks contain artificial colors and sweeteners that can cause hormonal and psychological imbalance which can lead to obesity. A single can of soda can cause side effects and can give you extra pound weight gain for a month.
When it comes to drinking soft drinks your liver is always directly exposed on harmful attacks. Drinking these drinks increases the risk for getting cirrhosis very similar to the chronic alcoholics.
Soda has acidic properties which is harmful for the tooth enamel. It’s chemical composition has stronger damaging effect compared with the sugar added to candies.
Kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Phosphoric acid has ability to affect on your urinary tract by supporting the process of forming kidney stones. By consuming 12-ounce of Cola you are increasing the risk of forming kidney stones by 15%.