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How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health

June 6, 2013

soft drinksSoft drinks flavor good, and can be relaxing, give us an energy increase, but they may ruin our bodies, especially our immune system.  Most soft beverages are high in calories, sugar but low in nutritional value. They contain caffeinated beverages, carbonation, simple carbs or worse, low calorie substitutes and often food additives such as artificial coloring, flavor, and additives.

After a lot of research, it was found that consumption of soft drinks in high quantity, especially by children, is accountable for many health issues that include tooth decay, health reduction, being overweight, type-2 diabetic issues and cardiovascular disease.

Side-effects of soft drinks:

  • Obesity
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Threat of heart disease
  • Behavioral changes
  • Tooth decay

Most soft drinks contain the following:

  • High fructose corn syrup
  • Aspartame
  • Caffeine
  • Phosphoric acid
  • Citric acid
  • Artificial flavors
  • Filtered water

Are Soft drinks good for health?

One of the main concepts, why carbonated beverages may have side effects on our bodies is that the high focus of fructose sweetening and phosphoric acidity may cause calcium loss and damage our bone fragments.  Large quantities of fructose can also increase the levels of triglycerides in blood vessels fat, which can lead to diabetic issues and possibly cardiovascular illness.

All soft drinks are acidic and along with their carbs, help to rust and remove our teeth.  Since soft drinks mainly consist of filtered water, synthetic preservatives and enhanced sugar, they lack the healthy value and only add calories to our diet.

Diet drinks those with synthetic sweetners and other sweetening – do not increase your calorie consumption, but they can make you have craving for food, not to mention that the sugar substitutes are anything but good for you.  Everything you put into your system encourages a chemical reaction in your body.

We have embedded the power point presentation for this topic:

How soft drinks impact your health from OMICS Group | International Science Conferences
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