Many studies have shown the negative effects which can sodas have on health. Their use, however, seems to involve many more risks than we realize.
According to statistics, an ordinary Westerner consumes over 126 grams of sugar a day. It’s a quantity what equates to 25.2 teaspoons, or more than 3 doses of Cola.
Regular consumption of sweetened drinks is associated with many health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
So, what are the risks of consuming carbonated drinks and how many should we have?
1. Carbonated beverages can cause the decline of kidney function.
In a study conducted for 11 years of Harvard School of medicine, in which they took part, 3,318 researchers found that diet drink Coke is associated with a risk of double decline in kidney function.
2. Increase the likelihood of carbonated beverages on diabetes.
The high level of this type of sugar drinks put much pressure on the pancreas, leading them in potentially the ability to keep up with the body’s insulin requirements. Drinking at least one drink a day increases the risk of type 2 diabetes
3. Carbonated in dose are associated with BPA.
The doses used for carbonated beverages are lined with perturbator endocrine Bisphenol A (BPA), which has been associated with all sorts of ailments, from the heart to reproductive problems.
4. Carbonated beverages dehydrate the body.
Caffeine has a diuretic effect. Diuretics increase urine production. When cells in the body are dehydrated, you no longer have the same capacity to absorb nutrients and to remove debris from the body.
5. Caramel colourant from carbonated beverages is associated with cancer.
Artificial dye Brown used in Cola drinks is obtained as a result of a chemical process, is not the burned sugar. Is obtained by the reaction of sugars with ammonia and sulfites, under high pressure and at high temperatures.
These chemical reactions leading to the formation of 2-methylimidazole (2-ME) and 4 methylimidazoles (4-MI), who, according to studies funded by the State, have caused cancer in lungs, liver or thyroid in laboratory rats and mice.
6. Caramel colourant from carbonated beverages is associated with vascular problems.
Dr. Nehal b. Mehta, Director of the Department of Cardiology of the Inflammatory risk University of Pennsylvania declares that there is a link between vascular issues and products that contain caramel.
7. Carbonated drinks are high in calories.
A 500 ml bottle of Coca Cola contains 15 teaspoons of sugar and calories 220 … calories without any nutritional value. An adult needs more than an hour of walking to burn off those calories 220 continue for a bottle of 500 ml.
8. Caffeine in carbonated prevents the absorption of magnesium.
According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, magnesium is essential for enzymatic reactions over 325 bodies. It plays a role in detoxification processes and that’s why it’s so important for the mitigation of the adverse effects caused by chemical substances in the environment, metal heavy, other toxins.
9. Increase the likelihood of carbonated beverages to childhood obesity.
With every carbonated or other sugared drink consumed daily by children, the risk of obesity increases by up to 60%. Sweetened drinks are associated with many other health problems.
10. Carbonated beverages increase heart disease in men.
Every carbonated drink a day increases the risk of heart disease by up to 20% in men.
11. The acid in carbonated drinks destroys the enamel of the teeth.
Laboratory tests of acidity from the bar’s carbonated beverages looks like its level can damage the enamel. PH level from carbonated beverages can reach up to 2.5-as a comparison, battery acid has a pH of 1, and the water has a pH of 7.0.
12. Carbonated drinks contain so much sugar.
A 500 ml bottle of Coca Cola contains the equivalent of 15 teaspoons of sugar and we can understand why to drink what attack your teeth and dental health.
13. Include the artificial sweetener carbonated beverages.
Even if you opt for artificial sweeteners, do not do any favors. Artificial sweeteners are associated with many diseases and ailments, including cancer.
14. Carbonated beverages remove minerals from our bodies.
Carbonated beverages that contain phosphoric acid removes calcium from the bones, that is so necessary.
After studying several thousand men and women, researchers at Tufts University have found that women who consumed at least 3 Coca Cola a day found a mineral density by nearly 4 percent lower, although the researchers assured a level an appropriate calcium and vitamin D.
15. Consumption of carbonated beverages alters metabolism.
Hans-Peter Kubis, Group Director of rehabilitation and sports Bangor University in England, found that regular consumption of this type of beverage can alter human metabolism.
The study participants had consumed 140 grams of sugar daily for four weeks (less than a bottle of 500 ml Coca Cola).
The results showed that metabolism was altered after four weeks and the body started to burn fat and harder to lose weight with greater difficulty.
16. More than one carbonated drink per day increases the risk of heart disease and metabolic syndrome.
According to Dr. Ravi Dhingra, lead author of a study at the school of medicine from Harvard “If you consume one or more carbonated drinks a day, you can risk of developing metabolic risk factors for heart disease.” At the Framingham was attended by nearly 9,000 people, over a period of four years.
The researchers found that people who consumed one or more such drinks per day had a 48 percent increased risk of metabolic syndrome compared with those who consumed less than one soft drink per day.
17. No Carbonated beverages and dietary supplements help you lose weight.
A study by the Center for Health Sciences at the University of Texas has found that the risk of Supraponderability grows in direct proportion to the number of drinks consumed dietary.
One or two doses per day have increased waist circumference with 500% in those who had consumed carbonated drinks, compared to those who did not.
18. Dietetic carbonated beverages contain mold inhibitors.
These substances are called sodium benzoate or potassium benzoate and are used in all kinds of carbonated drinks.
‘These substances have the ability to damage severely both the DNA from the mitochondria that you can do to become idle-il neutralizes altogether, “said Peter Piper, Professor in molecular biology and biotechnology at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, to a British newspaper.
The servants are associated with urticaria, asthma and other allergic diseases.
Note: Some companies have eliminated the sodium benzoate. Has been removed from Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola dietary and replaced with another preservative, potassium benzoate.
Both have been classified by the Commission for food substances irritating environmental effect to eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
19. Carbonated with ascorbic acid and potassium benzoate may form benzene, a known carcinogen.
Benzene may occur in foods and drinks that contain both ascorbic acid and potassium benzoate.
According to the FDA (the American authority regulating medicines), when it is exposed to the light of benzoate and warmth in the presence of vitamin C, can be converted into benzene.
The American Cancer Society considers Benzene a carcinogen.
20. Daily consumption of carbonated drinks and other sweetened beverages is associated with fatty liver disease.
Those participants of the 2,634 study did a liver computed tomography to measure the amount of fat.
Thus, it has been noted the prevalence of the fatty liver disease in people who said they would consume more than one carbonated per day compared to those who did not consume the drinks as sweetened.
21. Some carbonated beverages contain a substance Ignofuga.
Brominated vegetable oil is added in many soft drinks, citrus-based and also drinks for sportsmen, in order to keep the drink related.
The problem is that brominated vegetable oil is a substance, also used in the chemical industry. It is forbidden in over 100 countries, but it is used in the US.
22. Carbonated drinks are associated with asthma.
A study carried out in South Australia’s 16,907 participants aged from 16 years showed that the high level of consumption of carbonated drinks was positively associated with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.