Soda is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet, despite the evidence that soda can cause health issues, such as diabetes, tooth decay, obesity and heart disease.

Only in US, over $75 billion worth of soda is sold annually. Today in this article we will show you how soda can affect your overall health.

Can Destroy Your Bones

Can Destroy Your Bones

Soda Can Lead to Osteoporosis

All sodas including the diet ones are filed with phosphates and phosphoric acid which improves their flavour and can extend their shelf life.

Also the phosphoric acid can be found in many whole foods, so excessive intake can lead to heart and kidney problems, osteoporosis and muscle loss.

High levels of phosphoric acid can deplete calcium levels which can cause bone loss. Caffeine found in soda affects the proper calcium absorption in the body.

Soda Causes Fat Gain

A study taken in Denmark found that regular consumption of non- diet soda can increase the fat accumulation around the liver and skeletal muscles.

These are risk factors for insulin resistance and diabetes. Consumption of soda every day for 6 mounts can increase the liver fat, triglyceride blood fat along with an 11% increase of blood cholesterol.

Soda Contains Cancer- Causing Additives

Artificial caramel coloring is used to make the brown color of most sodas. This additive contains contaminants: 4-methylimidazole and 2-methylimidazole.

Both are linked to cancer in animals. 16 micrograms daily of 4-methylimidazole is a cancer threat. The worst thing is that most popular brown sodas contain 200 micrograms of this substance per 20oz bottle.

Soda Causes Tooth Decay

Consuming soda in large amounts can cause tooth decay, both in adults and children.  The citric acid in soda damages the tooth enamel and the core of the tooth.

Soda Lead to Disease

Insulin resistance: If you increase the sugar intake it can lead to cell resistance to insulin. This can make the pancreas produce more insulin to remove the glucose, which can lead to insulin resistance.

Non- Alcoholic fatty liver disease:  Sodas and other sugary drinks are loaded with fructose. This means that they overburden the liver and the fructose in turn into fat.

Type 2 Diabetes: Single can of soda can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.

Dementia: Increased risk of dementia is linked to increased blood sugar. Excessive intake of sugary drink can set grounds for conditions like Alzheimer’s disease.

Heart disease: Regular consumption of soda can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease. Only one can of sugary drink causes 20% higher risk of suffering a heart attack.