Part of everyday diet of almost every American citizen is soda or cola. This carbonated drink is full of sugars, or sweeteners for the version of diet soda.
You may be aware that this drink cannot give you any benefit, except the pleasure of the taste, but we bring a list of all the side effects that regular consumption of soda can bring to the body.
1. Soda and Osteoporosis
Soda contains caffeine and phosphoric acid. The Framingham Osteoporosis Study have tested the bone mineral density or BMD of 1413 numbers women and 1225 numbers of men in 2006 and they have learned that the consuming soda regularly resulted in a significant reduction of BMD in the hips of female subjects, which are much more vulnerable to bone loss when it is compared than men.
Based on several studies, the reason behind this phenomenon is the excessive amounts of phosphorus that prevent the absorption of calcium by the body. In addition, experts have claimed that phosphoric acid that cola contains causes the leakage of calcium in the bones.
Another study discovered that the intake of 330 milligrams of caffeine or four cups of coffee results in bone loss.
It is assumed that caffeine obstructs the absorption of calcium and leads to loss of calcium through urine.
As a result, both soda and caffeine should be avoided at all cost in the case of osteoporosis or diseases that prevents the absorption of calcium including Crohn’s disease and even those people who are older than 50 years old.
One of the major factors that cause obesity is this drink. A single can of it provides an extra pound of weight gain in just a month.
Its diet version is even more dangerous since it is loaded with artificial sweeteners that may actually trigger a whole range of both hormonal and physiological problems which may eventually make you really fat.
3. Liver Damage
Drinking too much of soda increases the risk of cirrhosis radically, which exactly happens to chronic.
4. Tooth Decay
Soda also makes damage the tooth enamel, due to the fact that is highly acidic and is loaded with sugars.
5. Kidney Stones and Kidney Disease
As mentioned above, soda is rich phosphoric acid, which is known for its ability to affect your urinary tract.
These kinds of changes go to the extent that eventually you will have your kidneys filled with stones.
By consuming a 12-ounce of cans you increase the risk of forming kidney stones by up to 15%.