10 Good Reasons You Should Quit Drinking Soda ASAP!
Feb 26, 2016 04:50 AM EST | By Florence May P. Jose
Due to the recent spikes in the cases of Obesity, Diabetes and Heart ailments that are being link to high sugar content-particularly in sodas, more and more initiatives are being made by the government and private organizations to raise awareness and somehow control the public's thrist for the sugary drink.
If chronic diseases aren't enough justification for you to stop you from indulging, here are other 10 things that will happen to your body once you stop gulping or even sipping!
1. When you stop drinking cola, you'll lose weight.
Sodas have sugar and sugar is the main cause of weight gain. In a study, it discovered that drinking one 12 oz. Pepsi daily will add 18 pounds to your body weight. Imagine, just one regular sized cup!
2. You'll lose weight when quitting diet cola too!
No, diet versions of the soda don't make the deed less fattening. Many people think that the "zeros" or "light" will have less to no sugar and wont make them fat, but the truth is, when you consume calorie-free sweets, your body gets confused. According to Fooducate: "It releases insulin to absorb the expected sugars in the blood stream, but those sugars never arrive. The result is increased fat cell production."
3. Artificial sweeteners are dangerous.
The "lighter versions" of soda uses artificial sweeteners as substitute for the sugar, but that doesn't mean that it's safe. A few studies have found out that some artificial sweeteners can possibly cause cancer.
Simple logic: soda has sugar, lots of it. If one consumes soda (and the sugar it contains) regularly, chances are, they develop Type 2 Diabetes. This claim is actually proven by this study.
5. Save your teeth.
This may be a little bit gross, but every time you drink soda, the enamel found on the surface of your teeth will slowly deteriorate. All the sugar, phosphoric acid, malic acid and citric acid found on soda are the culprits.
6. Save money.
Do you have any idea how much you spend on cola? According to Business Insider, at least, half a thousand dollars could be saved by a small family of four if they quit soda and start drinking water instead.
7. Tinker with your taste buds.
Loading up on a soda can mess up your tasting abilities. It is proven to lessen the ability of your taste buds to taste the flavor of the food you eat.
8. Refined sugars.
To give you a more illustrated reason why you should stop drinking cola now, a single can of your preferred soda has 9 teaspoons of sugar. If you regularly consume a can, one per day, you would have consumed 32 pounds! Now imagine a 32-pound sack tied around your waist!
9. Controversial colors.
Did you know that without food coloring, sodas are colored green? The coloring used in are being studied for the claims that some of the ingredients present are could be the carcinogen.
10. The ecology.
Let's say you don't care about your health. (BUT WHY NOT?) Just consider the fact that yearly, billions of empty soda containers-plastic bottles and cans are being dumped on the surface of the earth.