Currently in the US, sugary sodas are being consumed much more than healthy drinks, like water or milk. Companies spend millions on advertising, to get your attention to buy their sodas, but what they don’ tell you is how badly they affect you. Weight gain, type 2 diabetes are the most common issues connected to sugary sodas. Consuming just one can of soda will increase your risk of chronic disease – like type 2 diabetes and hearth disease by 26%. Also, the weight gain…
How Much Sugar Is In Sodas
One 20oz bottle of sugary soda, there are 20 teaspoons of sugar. Even with this information public, millions of Americans drink MORE than one 20oz bottle per day. Drinking more bottles or cans, means you consume more sugar, which is directly linked to weight gain. There is a myth that sodas fill you up, but it’s not true. Sugar actually increases hunger, that leads to obesity. Consuming a sugary drink with your McDonalds meal, will increase your calorie intake by over 1000 calories.
Obesity is Increasing
Over 66% of adults and 33% children are obese in the US. The main reason is consuming excessive amounts of sugary sodas. The sad thing is that this number will only increase in the future. If you want to decrease your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, consume healthy drinks like milk, or sparkling water instead of sodas.
Sugar Transforms Into Fat in the Liver
There are two molecules in sugar – fructose and glucose. Glucose metabolizes every single cell in the body, while fructose stays ONLY in the liver. Consuming excessive amounts of sugar will overload your liver with fructose, and as a result the liver will start storing more fat, causing obesity. If this effect is present for a while, the fats will turn into high triglycerides (fats in the blood) and that is the way to hearth disease.
Risk of Cancer In Sodas
In a study of 80.000 women and men, a group had 87% increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Yes, it’s the one drinking one or more cans of soda. In women after menopause, the risk of endometrial cancer and was increased, and colon cancer in both women and men.
Sugary Sodas and Heart Disease
Studies conducted in the 60s and 70s have found that sodas were related to CERTAIN diseases like high triglycerides, diabetes, and high cholesterol – which leads to strokes and hearth attacks.
Risk of Tooth Decay
There is a popular video of a teeth decaying in a glass of soda. Of course, that is an extreme example, but it just shows the negative effect soda has on your teeth. Sodas contain carbonic acid and phosphoric acid, which causes your mouth to be acidic. The sugars in the soda provide the energy for the bad bacteria in the mouth, and combining it with the acids, its a disaster for the gums and teeth.
How to Stay Healthier?
The answer is very simple – AVOID sugary sodas. Chose healthy drinks like water, milk, tea. It will pay overtime.