Soda – how is this affecting you?


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Oh soda…how we think we love you?

A client that is on our detox brought me this article from the local paper about soda. It’s an oldie but sure is a goodie!

Affects of soda on your body
Deseret News August 2013
Did you see the 39 lbs???

Drinking one can of this sugar beverage a day equates to consuming 39 pounds of sugar per year. Would you sit in front of 39 bags of sugar and just spoon it in? I would hope you would say no! Consuming it in liquid form makes it so much easier I suppose and hence why we have a problem in our society today.  Let’s break it down:How does soda affect you?

Weight:

Regularly consuming sugary drinks interacts with the gene that affects weight.

Brain:

Having too much sugar in your diet reduces production of a brain chemical that helps us learn, store memories and process insulin. We are literally dulling our brain’s mechanism that tells you enough is enough!

Kidneys:

The high levels of phosphoric acis in colas have been linked to kidney stones and other renal problems. Think you’re clear with those diet sodas? Think again! Diet drinks are increased with a two-fold risk, especially that diet soda drinkers typically consume more per day.

Digestive System:

Carbonation can cause gas, bloating, and cramping. Caffeine can also worsen episodes of diarrhea or contribute to constipation.

Bones:

Soda consumption has been linked to osteoporosis and bone density loss, likely due to the phosphoric acid and caffeine found in soda. Link to WebMD

Teeth:

The high levels of acid in pop corrode your teeth.

Is that quick fix of bubbles and sugar really worth the risks?
I’ll leave that up to you!