How can you say no to sodas? How do you drink healthy? The first thing question you need to ask yourself is ‘Why Say No to Soda’? Knowing and understanding the health implications of sodas will help you understand why you need to say a no.
Soda is truly worthless to your body mechanism.
There’s really one major reason to not drink sodas. It has absolutely no nutritional value. Soda is filled with sugar and calories and nothing else. Even diet sodas — low to no calories and sugar — don’t have any redeeming virtues, nutritionally. Healthy drinks, on the other hand, have vitamins and minerals the body can use. Even plain water can rehydrate your body without adding extra calories to your diet.
Sugary sodas contribute to obesity and diabetes.
Soda is loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, a sweetener that has been linked to obesity. Soda consumption also has been linked to the development of type 2 diabetes, both due to its sugar content and its effects on the body’s hormones and diet soda? It may not be any better. At least one study has linked artificial sweeteners, such as those used in diet sodas, to increased appetite, greater difficulty losing weight, and a harder time maintaining weight loss.
Soda damages your teeth.
The sugar in soda coats your teeth, combining with bacteria in your mouth to form acid. Both regular and diet soda also contain carbolic acid through carbonation. These acids work to weaken tooth enamel, causing cavities and tooth decay.
Drinking soda can weaken your bones.
Most sodas contain phosphorous and caffeine, agents that are believed to contribute. Most sodas contain phosphorous and caffeine, agents that are believed to contribute to osteoporosis. Experts also worry that people consume soda in place of milk or other healthy drinks, depriving the bones of calcium.
Soda can harm your major organs.
Research has demonstrated that increased soft drink consumption may be linked to chronic kidney disease, development of metabolic syndrome (a group of symptoms that add up to increased heart risk), and fatty liver, a chronic liver disease.
Healthy Drink Alternatives
Luckily, there are limitless options when choosing a healthy drink over a soda pop. Some alternatives include:
- Fruit juice.
- Powdered drink mixes.
And remember that you can always cut up some fresh fruit and pop a little into a tall glass of water for an extra flavor kick. Choosing healthy drinks over soda: Give it a try. Your body will thank you.