Soft Drinks Effects to Your Health

Drink ColaOne of the worst beverages that affected your health is softdrink. It contains no vitamins but carbonation, caffeine, simple sugars ( or worse sugar substitutes) and food additives such as artificial coloring and flavoring.

Many health problems like obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, tooth decay, and nutritional depletion, caused by consuming high quantity soft drink (read :Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks are Harming Americans’ Health)

Most soft drinks contain a high amount of simple sugars. excess sugar will be stored as fat in your body, which results in weight gain and elevates risk for heart disease and cancer.

Diet soda is filled with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, or saccharin that make your health worse. Saccharin, for instance, has been found to be carcinogenic. Aspartame is a chemical that stimulates the brain to think the food is sweet. It causes more cravings for sweets and leads to carbohydrate loading. University of Texas found that Aspartame has been linked to obesity. Beverages with bubbles contain phosphoric acid, which can severely deplete the blood calcium levels. For long time it will increases your risk of osteoporosis.

If you care with your health try to reduce (or stop) drinking soft drink. Try consume more healthy beverage.

Fresh water
Water is a vital beverage for good health. Each and every cell needs water to perform its essential functions. If you need to enhance the flavor of your water, drop it with honey or mint leaves.

Tea
All tea (Black, green, white, and oolong teas) contain antioxidant polyphenols. Tea ranks as high or higher than many fruits and vegetables on the ORAC scale(antioxidant potential score). If you need more sweet taste you can adding cinnamon or a little honey.

Fruit Juice
Buy a jar of organic 100% juice, especially cranberry, acai, pomegranate, and then dilute three parts water to one part juice to cut back on the sugar content.

by Dr. Mao



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