Soda is bad for you. So are junk food, processed food, fast food, and the like. There are many health nuts out there advocating the ban of sodas such as Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper and they are right to do so. Though, being able to consume whatever you want is one of our naturally born God-given rights, there is enough evidence out there to support why cutting yourself off of fizzy soft drinks should be a must. Listed below are reasons why you should stop the madness immediately and reach for a water or tea next time you are thirsty.
- Obesity, Diabetes & Other Health Problems. Soda drinkers are more prone to becoming obese and acquiring Type 2 Diabetes. In a study done by the Danish, they discovered that people who drank soda every single day for six months straight saw a 30 percent increase in triglyceride blood fat and an 11 percent increase in cholesterol. Each can is packed with empty calories, and researchers at the School of Public Health at Imperial College in London found that soda can also lead to high blood pressure, as well.
- Lack of Calcium. Soda rots your teeth. Even if you are drinking diet soft drinks, the phosphoric acid it contains can stifle the body’s ability to absorb calcium – a super important mineral that makes for strong bones, good hair, skin and teeth. As such, drinking excessive amounts of soda can lead to osteoporosis, cavities and erosion of tooth enamel. Furthermore, soda has also contains sodium, which makes it addictive while never actually quenching your thirst.
- People Use Cola as a Cleaning Substance. If the above bullet points don’t sway you, then allow me to paint a clearer picture by informing you of the many household uses of Coca-Cola. According to this list, it can be used as an agent to eliminate rust, clean gunk off of dirty windows, remove the odor off of your skin if you’ve been sprayed by a skunk, alleviate jellyfish stings, rub out acidic residue left on cooking pots, and exterminate bugs and other creepy crawlies. As you can see, a substance that is strong enough to clean rust should certainly come with a warning label and not be consumed by a human.