It has been known by many that soda is unhealthy. Although the soda manufacturers don’t really agree on it, they insist it is fine in moderation. But, the reality, it’s a struggle for most people to consume soda as a treat as it is addictive. It has been linked to metabolic diseases including the risk of stroke according to one study.
It’s obvious that consuming soda in high amount causes many diseases. A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that people who consumed a high amount of soda or other sugary drinks have a higher risk of developing gallbladder and bile ducts cancer.
Why Soda Is Bad For Our Body?
If you’re like many people and perhaps a soda drinker, you may be asking why soda is bad, and what it is doing in our body? For the ordinary masses who asked this question, it’s difficult to answer on their own. Perhaps, it may be the reason not many people are doing self-research on because it involved many things. Fortunately, today many health professionals are taking part in bringing awareness to the public. Among these health experts are the TheDoctors that uses their show to educate people about health.
There are other studies on soda that linked it to strokes and heart attacks such as this one conducted by Hannah Gardener of the University of Miami. The study is published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Unfortunately, some health experts find a flaw on that study, but not everyone agrees there is a flaw in the study.
Why Is Diet Soda Bad?
We’ve learned that diet soda is linked to strokes and heart disease, and again curious people keep asking why is it bad? I think keeping on asking such question help us become more aware, and becoming more aware help us make more informed decisions and actions. CNN health correspondent Sanjay Gupta explained the reason diet soda is not good for us.
According to Dr. Gupta, when we drink diet soda, it tricks our body a little bit such as an increase in insulin making the body crave more sugar. This effect is due to the artificial sweetener in diet soda called aspartame, which is toxic. If you want to learn more about aspartame and its unhealthy consequences to the body, check out the articles on aspartame by Dr. Mercola.
In 2015, one infographic about the danger of drinking coke become viral. The infographic entitled “What Happens One Hour After Drinking Diet Coke, Coke Zero Or Any Other Similar Diet Soda” created by the Renegade Pharmacist outlined the hidden negative effects once it is inside the body.
There’s so much more to talk about sodas and its hidden dangers on our health. Hopefully, this short article would be able to let you think again before you drink your next can or bottle of soda. Keep in mind, it’s not just soda, but all other sugar-loaded beverages including those fruit juices and energy drinks. If you decide to completely shift towards healthy lifestyle practices, make soda on your list as one of the many things to avoid in priority. There are many alternatives including clean drinking water, fresh juice without added sugar, coconut water and fermented drinks like kombucha.