7 Facts You Need to Know About Soft/Soda drinks and Why Should You Avoid Them
1. Drink soda, drink sugar-full of
Soft drinks are simply sugar water. High amounts of sugar intake
can lead to diabetes and obesity. This is particularly serious
among growing children because it may lead to life-long health
problems. You may run a risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease if
you take lots of sugar!
2. You may get less brainy
Some soft drinks, especially cola (caffeine occurs naturally in
kola nuts) contain as much caffeine as tea and coffee! The
stimulant properties and dependence potential of caffeine may
have negative effects on brain development.
3. Soda/Soft drink is a disease magnet in
Soft drinks are extremely acidic. While our body is about pH
7.0, the pH of any type of soft drink can be as low as 2.5!!
Did you know that an acidic body environment is a magnet for
sickness and diseases? Soft drinks and other acidic food will
deposit acid waste in the body. Eventually, this causes chronic
diseases such as arthritis and cancer.
4. Your sweet tooth will no longer exist
Your existing sweet tooth will be sweet for nothing sooner or
Drinking lots of soft drinks causes tooth decay. Acids in soft
drinks eat away our tooth enamel and cause your tooth to rot.
Soon, you will end up getting cavities and worse still; a false
teeth as your birthday gift.
5. Soft drinks give you some bone-cracking
Did you know that the active ingredient – phosphoric acid, can
dissolve a nail in 4 days time?
Soft drink usually contains lots of phosphorus (or rather
When your blood has more phosphorus compared to calcium, it will
cause calcium to be pulled out from bones. This weakens bone
structure, increasing the risk of fractures and broken bones.
6. You may be drinking aluminum
Besides sugar, caffeine, phosphoric acid and sodium benzoate,
you may be drinking aluminum too. Soft drinks manufactured in
aluminum cans are usually layered with a protective coating to
prevent acid from the drink to eat away the aluminum.
If there is a manufacture defect (combined with the extremely
acidic soft drinks), there is a possibility that it can cause
aluminum to leach out. Or if the can has sat too long on the
supermarket shelf, traces of aluminum can also be leached out.
Over the years of, your body could accumulate high levels of
This may lead to kidney disease, brain damage and Alzheimer’s.
7. Coke removes tough stains!
Shockingly true. Want to put the shine back on your things? Try
Citric acid in soda plays a role in removing stubborn stains.
Try pouring a
can of Coke into the toilet bowl/floor. Then leave it for few
stains are off!! Imagine what it can do to your body.