Did you know that over 162 million liters of Coca-Cola are sold worldwide every day? And if we take into account other, less popular soda, then their total amount can definitely fill a large lake. That's just nothing good, except for space income for corporations, these statistics do not carry. On the contrary: all these "bubbles" slowly but surely spoil your health. Need an argument to stop buying sugary water? We have ten.
After the American John Stith Pemberton cooked a strange but tasty brown syrup in his backyard in the distant 1886, the world changed forever. And not the fact that for the better. And although "cola" and similar drinks can sometimes cheer up quite well (still, so much sugar), reckoning for a moment's pleasure is inevitable. Is that sometimes delayed in time. No, once in a while drinking soda is by no means a crime. But making her a constant companion in life and, moreover, buying children for school is definitely not necessary. And here are 10 reasons why.
Reason # 1: being overweight
Any sugary soda contains as much as 0% nutrients, but sugar and calories are plentiful. Moreover, numerous studies have shown a direct relationship between high consumption of soda and childhood obesity. Conclusions suggest themselves.
Reason # 2: the enemy of appetite
Because of its high sugar content, soda will temporarily satisfy hunger. It would be more correct to say that it suppresses appetite. Always losing weight, do not rejoice: this "miraculous" property has a big side effect. All the same studies have shown that the majority of "serial consumers" of soda consistently lack vitamin-A, calcium, magnesium and other trace elements. The result is a deterioration in the condition of the skin, nails, teeth, and even increased fragility of bones.
Reason number 3: "fell, woke up, plaster cast"
A common ingredient in most bottled sodas is phosphorus. And phosphorus leaches calcium from bones, making them more fragile. Which clearly increases the chances of ending up with a traumatologist.
Reason # 4: goodbye beautiful smile
The main ingredient in any sweet soda is sugar. And sugar, as you know from old advertisements, provokes tooth decay. What's more, carbonated drinks contain acids that destroy tooth enamel. Moreover, in order to start this process, it takes only 20 minutes. The average time it takes for a half-liter (or large glass) of cola to be drunk while hanging out with friends or going to the movies.
Reason # 5: poor sleep
Cola, Pepsi and their counterparts mostly contain caffeine. So a glass of sugary drink in the evening can seriously deprive you of sleep. And after a couple of hours of twisting in bed, tiredness in the morning and a bad mood, alas, are guaranteed.
Reason # 6: diabetes
Daily consumption of sugary drinks disrupts blood sugar levels. Which, with a high probability, can lead to diabetes.
Reason # 7: think about brains
Even "sugar-free" soda contains a sweetener that is only slightly inferior in harmfulness - aspartame. According to laboratory experiments on animals, long-term use of aspartame disrupts the functioning of the endocrine system and potentially provokes the growth of brain neoplasms.
Reason number 8: when you can't lose weight
Even if you diligently choose only "cola" or "Pepsi" marked "light". This is due to the aforementioned sugar substitute aspartame. It inhibits the production of serotonin. What is the relationship? And the fact that in this case the person eats, but does not feel full. And as a result, he eats much more than he really needs. Which is inevitably displayed on the scales.
Reason # 9: gastritis
Ingredients of soda, even "identical to natural", upset the acid-base balance of the stomach. That serves as an excellent help for the development of gastritis, and in advanced cases - ulcers. It’s hardly worth it, right?
Reason # 10: you still won't quench your thirst
The paradox is that "refreshing" drinks do not quench your thirst at all. On the contrary: the sweet fizzy promotes dehydration. Simply put, it dries stronger coffee and even alcohol. So, in the summer heat, a glass of popular soda is by no means the best choice.
So do not lean on liquid sweets. And even though sometimes it is possible (and even necessary) to indulge in things tasty, but not healthy, it is better to add soda to the list 8 supermarket products you should definitely refuse to buy.