Soft drinks are one of the most harmful beverages ever created. People should stop comsuming these drinks because it’s harmful to your body. Soft drinks contain caffeine, are highly acidic, and have high sugar levels.
First of all, we should not drink soft drinks because they contain caffeine, which is also in many popular beverages, such as coffee and tea. Caffeine can be good to keep people awake and concentrated, but it can be dangerous as it narrows your blood vessels and increases blood pressure and heart beat. Too, be aware that caffeine is addictive, and comsuming too much caffeine would cause further damage to the body, such as headaches, thirst, hunger, tremor, and even insomnia. Caffeine can also cause damage to body organs like, liver, kidney, stomach, respiratory system, and bone loss. Anyways, it would not cause heavy damage if you drink less than a liter per day.
Secondly, soft drinks are highly acidic. They are one of the most acidic beverages on the market. Take coke as an example, the pH of Coca-cola is between 2.0 and 3.4, which is strong enough to dissolve teeth and bones. The acid is also due to high mineral contents, which can lead to kidney stones. In many states in the US, police use coke to remove the blood after an accident. You can put a tooth or a piece of raw meat in a glass of coke, and after a few days you will see it been dissolved. Just to remind, cancers and diseases are easier to develop in acidic conditions.
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Last, soft drinks have high sugar levels. Companies would add lots of sugar into soft drinks to make people want to drink it, but they don’t care that if it’s healthy or not. A 12-ounce (355ml) Coca-cola contains 39 grams of sugar, which is 13% of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recommended daily allowance. Too much sugar comsumption would eventually affect the body’s production of insulin, a hormone that helps your body to control blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Within the first 20 minutes after drinking Coke, your body gets 13 teaspeoons of sugar, causing a blood sugar ‘spike’ and massive insulin production by the pancreas. Within an hour, the sugar and insulin have passed through the digestive syatem. This generally leads to loss of energy, as the sugar has been quickly absorbed and burned by the body for energy need.
Even though soft drinks might be tasty and keeps you awake, but there are other choices better than soft drinks. Coffee and tea are good examples of it. Like soft drinks, they both contain caffeine, so they can also keep you awake. Coffee and tea are better than soft drinks because they have low levels or no sugar, whereas soft drinks are added with huge amount of sugar to make it taste good.
Soft drinks are an extremely unhealthy drink after all, yet many people are drinking them every day, even though they know it’s not good for them. Soft drinks cause people to gain weight and have weaker bones and teeth. So, stay away from soft drinks, a healthy body you will have.