Statistics shows that American people enjoy drinking soda. They consume a lot of soft drinks every day, and in numbers that would be 25%.
Do you believe that in 2000, they bought 15 billion gallons of soda, or a 12-ounce can per day for each citizen, regardless of their age.
Every day you can read about the devastating effect of this extremely unhealthy addiction, but because we think that is not enough for you, we share with you some more information and we hope it will open your eyes.
Soda and Osteoporosis
Caffeine and phosphoric acid is the ingredients that cola soda included in its content.
The Framingham Osteoporosis Study tested the bone mineral density (BMD). Their respondents are 1413 women and 1125 men. In 2006, they discovered that the regular consumption of Cola caused a significant reduction of BMD in the hips of female subjects, which are much more susceptible to bone loss when compared than men.
Several studies were showed that this problem was caused from excess amounts of phosphorous, which prevents the absorption of calcium. Also, the experts claim that phosphoric acid in cola leads to a leakage of calcium out of bones.
To be sure the experts do more researches. One of the studies is found that the consumption of 330 mg of caffeine, or four cups of coffee leads to bone loss. It is believed that caffeine interferes with the absorption of calcium and causes loss of calcium through urine.
So,you should avoid soda at all cost, especially in the case of osteoporosis, or diseases which prevent the absorption of calcium, like Crohn’s disease, as well as by people older than 50.
Do you know that soda contains a lot of calories. So, if you need something to blame your extra pound on, it is your favorite can of soda. You need to know that a single can of sugar-laden soda gives you an extra pound of weight gain every month.
Do you a part of people who think that diet soda is better? Unfortunately, we bet that you will not like this one. Diet soda is even more harmful, since it is packed with artificial sweeteners that may trigger an entire array of hormonal and physiologic issues which eventually make you fat.
The cola is the worst thing you can get to your liver. If you consume soda in huge quantity it can increases the risk of cirrhosis dramatically, which is exactly what happens to chronic alcoholics.
There are one more harmful effect of soda. Soft drinks damage tooth enamel. Then you will be in situation to not want to see your smile in the mirror. Highly acid in soda and its chemical composition can cause even greater damage to your teeth than the sugars added to candies.
Kidney stones and chronic kidney disease
Do you know that your loving Cola is ‘enriched’ with phosphoric acid which is known for its ability to affect your urinary tract. It means that you will have kidneys which is filled with stones. By consuming 12-ounce cans you actually increase the risk of forming kidney stones by 15 percent.