What If You Only Drank Soda? Is Soda really bad for you?
“You Wouldn’t eat 22 packs of sugar. why are you drinking them”
Soda affection – Based on research by health writer Wade Meredith, it explains that a 330ml can of Coca Cola contains so much sugar, your body should vomit – but the phosphoric acid “cuts the flavor”, helping you keep the liquid down. After 40 minutes, your blood sugar has spiked, your pupils dilated, and your blood pressure has risen.
As the drink enters your mouth, it’s high acid content begins to erode the enamel on your teeth, and the microorganisms in your plaque start to feed off the sugar, which can lead to cavities. Finish the can, and you may have consumed upwards of 46 grams of sugar.
Here’s what happens happens when you drink a single can of coke within the hour.
Within the first 10 minutes, 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100 percent of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.
Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.
Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – a physically identical response to that of heroin, by the way.
After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have a sugar crash.
SODA HEALTH ISSUES – SODA HEALTH WARNINGS
The high fructose corn syrup – which is the primary soda sweetener – is not metabolized in our bodies the same way other sugars are. They increase liver fat, upping the risk of cardiovascular disease, and don’t stimulate the hormones insulin and leptin.
These hormones help the body signal when we are full, to prevent overeating. The disruption of insulin also increases the risk of diabetes.
“But soft drinks can also age us”
Telomeres are protective caps on the end of our chromosomes which shorten over time. And it turns out that their rate of shortening is nearly the same in a person who drinks 600ml of soda a day, as it is in a smoker.
They are essential in regulating the lifespan of your cells, and shorter telomeres have been linked to shorter life spans, diabetes, and cancer.
Their length dwindles naturally as we age, but it may not be an irreversible process. Previous research shows that it’s possible to increase telomere length by as much as 10% over 5 years by stressing less and eating a healthy diet—no soda included.
SODA AND HEALTH STUDY
So, what if you drank 2 liters of pop every day? Well, one woman did just that for 16 years straight, until she was hospitalized at age. With no family history of heart problems, she suffered from arrhythmia and fainting spells, and tests found her severely deficient in potassium, as both fructose and caffeine can lead to potassium loss through urine and diarrhea.
Luckily, our bodies have an amazing ability to recover and once she quit, her potassium levels and other complications began to rebound.
A summary of today’s lesson
- A can of Soda, contains 46 grams of sugar, equivalent to 10 cubes of sugar.
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- One of the biggest health problems linked to carbonated drinks is weight gain.
- The high fructose corn syrup is not metabolized in our bodies the same way other sugars are.
- The sweet taste, whether from real sugar or artificial sweetener, enhances our appetite.
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- Soft drinks can age us, as smokes do too.
- the microorganisms in your plaque start to feed off the sugar from the Soda can you consumed, which can lead to cavities.
- both fructose and caffeine can lead to potassium loss through urine and diarrhea.
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