Long-Term Side Effects Of Drinking Soda Daily
I stopped drinking soda in high school for many reasons: it's loaded with sugar, has absolutely no nutritious value, doesn't quench your thirst and really isn't even that good. I replaced the soda with more water, unsweetened ice tea and other low-sugar and lite teas and fruit drinks. In the long-run these are a lot better for me, and won't put me at risk like sugary sodas will. Read on to hear what a ton of soda might do to your body over time.
One serving of soda can have nearly 40 grams of sugar, and if you're drinking at least one soda a day, you're putting yourself at risk for a lot of health problems and complications, aside from caffeine and sugar rushes and crashes. Here are a few of those:
years. The Nurse's Health Study monitored 90,000 women's health over an eight-year period. They drank one soda every day, and the majority gained the extra weight.
Diet sodas have some of the same effects on health as regular sodas, despite having none or very little of the sugar. Why? Drinking soda is typically part of an overall lifestyle that’s not very healthy: We know you don’t like us to compare drinking caffeine and sugar to substance abuse, but when it comes to your lifestyle, some think that soda is just like a gateway drug.
So there you go- there are just a few problems that can come about by drinking what may seem like a harmless soda. It's actually not so harmless, and these are huge problems, so next time you're about to reach for soda in the store, reach for something else instead. It will do your body good in the long-run and you'll be happier knowing that you and your family are healthier.
What do you think of this? Are you willing to quit drinking soda or at least cutting down?