I’m sure that if I told you that soda pop is bad for you, you wouldn’t be surprised BUT do you know it’s poisoning your body? These statistics might shock you and hopefully convince you to stay away from the liquid for good if you’re still poisoning your body with this unhealthy stuff!
Soda pop can literally act like poison, deteriorate your bones, and cause other health problems. “It appears that increased soft drink consumption is a major factor that contributes to osteoporosis,” explains Dr. Michael Murray from the Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Elson Haas, author of The Detox Diet states, “Tooth loss, periodontal disease, and gingivitis can be problems, especially with a high phosphorus intake, particularly from soft drinks.”
Additionally, drinking soda can increase your chances of being obese! Dr. Marion Nestle, author of food politics, says that “The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional soda consumed, the risk of obesity increases 1.6 times.” 1.6 times! WOW!
Another thing to consider before you take a sip of soda pop is to realize that once you drink the liquid, it actually alters the PH levels inside of your body to make you more acidic. The more acidic you are, the more pain you’ll experience and this especially so for those of you who are already experiencing daily chronic pain. Soda, no matter who makes it, is the most acidic beverage you can purchase and has a pH of about 2.5, which is about the same as vinegar.
Check out this table to see how your favorite soda compares to battery acid!
These are just a few of the scary health statistics associated with drinking soda but what about behavioral problems? There could be a few of those as well. According to a new study by NY Daily News, “High-school students in inner-city Boston who consumed more than five cans of non-diet, fizzy soft drinks every week were between nine and 15% more likely to engage in an aggressive act compared with counterparts who drank less.”
This isn’t necessarily a ’cause and effect’ situation but it’s certainly interesting to note that there might be a correlation between soda pop and violence among teenagers.
Between the health and emotional issues regarding soda, hopefully, this will make you think twice about poisoning your body with the seemingly harmless fizzy substance!
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