If you drink sodas, you are pretty much guzzling down your life.
Sodas are just as bad for your health as smoking cigarettes. According to U.S. statistics, people who regular consume soda have a 46% chance of developing type-II diabetes vs. people who don’t drink soda. It doesn’t stop there! The obesity epidemic that has transpired for the past 2 decades is linked to soda consumption. Not only is it because of the “empty-calories” present in sodas; most sodas contain High Fructose Corn Syrup (short for HFCS). Studies have shown that HFCS negatively affects people’s appetite; thus, making them prone to consume more calories.
Diet soda is just as worse as regular soda
Think diet sodas are better? Think again! Diet sodas contain several harmful chemicals and sugar substitutes. So going from regular soda to diet soda is jumping from one problem to another.
3 alarming side effects of drinking soda
There are plenty of data showing that drinking soda is unhealthy for you. But how exactly is it unhealthy? What are the side effects of constantly drinking soda? Here are 5 alarming side effects:
- You gain fat in odd places
A research study discovered that drinking diet soda could lead to an increase fat buildup specifically in the liver and skeletal muscles.
- Diet-soda gives you a belly
A 10-year study discovered that chronic diet soda drinkers had a 70 % increase in waist circumference versus non-soda drinkers. The aspartame (the sugar substitute) in diet sodas causes blood glucose levels to rise. When that happens, you gain weight; especially in the stomach area. Now that don’t seem like a “diet” to me!
- Caramel coloring could cause cancer
Two chemicals within the artificial caramel coloring in soda products such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi have been linked to cancer: 2-methylimidazole and 4-methylimidazole. These two chemicals have been shown to cause cancer in animals. Regardless of what species is being tested, any time a substance is linked to cancer, it is best to avoid it.
So what’s the solution? Two words: Drink water. The importance of the colorless liquid can’t be emphasized enough. Nonetheless, let’s look at 3 primary reasons to drink water:
- Cleanses your body
Admit it! You don’t always eat the healthiest food. That’s okay. Even if you do eat 100% healthy, toxins still come from food. Water rids the body of toxins.
- Healthy skin
Want healthy looking skin? Water hydrates and cleans your skin pores.
- Keeps you alive
I dare you go 3 days without drinking water or any liquid made with water….just kidding!
Again, if you are drinking sodas, you are guzzling down your life. Start substituting with water only if you want to get your health back on track.
Alkaline water can be another great alternative. Learn more about alkaline water and water ionizers