We all have enjoyed a great soda to wash down that delicious dish we are eating, the little tingle it gives us in our throat, the cooling effect it brings to our insides, as the sweetness fills that special place that only it can.
We are in love with sodas. The average person drinks about 60 gallons of soda a year and with the average gallon of soda pop, having about 2 cups of sugar that’s a strong 120 cups of sugar a year. This amount is just in sodas, that does not include all the pies, cakes, candies, and other process foods we eat.
After all, if I sat an enormous mountain of sugar in front of you, like 120 cups and told you to eat it, you would call that crazy, but that’s just what the average person is doing.
So, you thought those pants were tight because you washed them in hot water. Your waistline is not the only thing that your beverage is affecting, turns out that other parts of your body pay a big price for that refreshing drink.
- Kidney— Soda contains high levels of phosphoric acid which contributes to an increase in kidney stones and other renal problems.
- Bone— When our body excretes the phosphoric acid from the soda, we drink it takes calcium from our bones, this can lead to a weakening of our bones ushering in osteoporosis.
- Teeth— If you are true to your teeth, they will not be false to you, the sugar and acid from drinking soda pop, erodes tooth enamel.
- Weight—Sugar is directly linked to obesity, which is the beginning of diabetes, heart disease, gallbladder, asthma problems and cancers such as breast, and colon.
It’s time to start taking responsibility for our choices. While a soda from time to time never killed anybody, if you are going thru a liter or a six-pack of soda in a day, it’s time to take a hard look at what it is you are trying to accomplish with your health. Think about your daily beverage intake and decide for yourself if you’re moving closer to that goal or farther away.