When suffering from any health problem the first thing you need to do is to look in your ‘box’, your environment, your food and your drink before searching out of the box.
According to Dr. Mercola, “if you are actually drinking soda as a beverage, you are putting your health at risk every time you do so. Drinking just one soda a day can increase your risk of being obese by an amazing 60 percent. And it will increase your risk of diabetes by 85 percent! Soda drinkers even have a higher throat cancer risk.
From a nutritional standpoint, soda has pretty much nothing to offer except bad news– including the ridiculous new “healthy” sodas that have hit the stores recently. Some of the major components of a can of soda include:
Phosphoric Acid: This can interfere with your body’s ability to use calcium, which can lead to osteoporosis or softening of your teeth and bones.
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, usually in the form of high fructose corn syrup, the number one source of calories in the U.S.
Caffeine: Caffeinated drinks cause jitters, insomnia, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, elevated blood cholesterol levels, vitamin and mineral depletion, breast lumps, birth defects, and possibly some forms of cancer.
If you thought diet sodas might be a better option, think again. They are filled with unnatural, artificial chemicals, and are actually even worse the regular soda. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame (Equal) alone, including brain tumors, birth defects, diabetes, emotional disorders and epilepsy/seizures. On top of all that, they won’t even help you lose weight; in fact, they will double your risk of obesity by stimulating your appetite, increasing your carbohydrate cravings, and activating your body’s fat storage mechanisms. If you have suffered from an adverse reaction to any aspartame product, contact the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your area.
Nutritionally speaking, soda is one of the main reasons why many people suffer health problems. Aside from the negative effects of the soda itself, drinking a lot of soda is likely to leave you with little appetite for vegetables, protein and other food that your body needs.
If you struggle with an addiction to soda (sugar is actually more addictive than cocaine), I strongly recommend you consider Turbo Tapping, a simple yet highly effective tool that will help you stop this health-harming habit.
And remember that a glass of fresh clean water with a squeeze of lemon or lime makes a great soda alternative any day.
However, soda provides some benefit such as:
If soda can really do such harsh things, what does it do to your internal body-YOU?