Soda is bad for your stomach and bones and has a number of significant side effects that will make you wish you’d never started drinking it.Here are just a few things to know about soda-pop.These are just the tip of the iceberg (so to speak)
Soda leads to dehydration. This happens for two reasons. It has diuretic properties so drinking soda will cause you to go to the bathroom more often.
Soda also contains sodium so for every glass of soda pop you drink means you need to add an extra glass of water to your daily intake.
Soda is packed with calories. Between 150-200 per can.
Soda, is the most acidic beverage you can buy, with a pH of about 2.5, about the same as vinegar. Acid oxidizes whatever it comes in contact with. Put on metal and it will rust.
Soda contains high levels of phosphorous, you will strip calcium from your bones.
And diet soda is worse still.One liter of an aspartame-sweetened beverage can produce about fifty-six milligrams of methanol. That's two hundred fifty milligrams of methanol put into your bloodstream. 32 times the EPA limit.
What about the preservative used in soda? Sodium benzoate is used as a preservative (microbial control) in foods, including soft drinks. Some reactions to sodium benzoate include recurring urticaria (rash), asthma, and eczema.
Diet sodas boost stroke risk. Diet and regular sodas have both been linked to obesity, kidney damage, and certain cancers. Regular soft drinks have been linked to elevated blood pressure.
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