I recently read an article on the Internet that mirrors my beliefs in regards to how soda pop is bad for your health. Here is my take on the article in 4 parts.
Whatever you call them – soft drinks, colas, pops, or sodas, these are some of the worst beverages that you can drink on a daily basis to undersine your health. You may be aware that the government is trying to impose a tax on these types of drinks in order to reduce their consumption by the American public. The following is some information regarding how these drinks affect your body and will thus give you a basic knowledge to make your own choice in terms of supporting the tax and drinking these beverages on a daily basis.
Soft Drinks Negatively Impact Your Health
Soft drinks have little to no important nutrients or vitamins that are essential to your body's health. However, what they do contain are the following: carbonation, caffeine, simple sugars – or even worse, substitutes for sugar – and additional ingredients such as preservatives, artificial coloring and loads of food additives.
There has been a significant clinical research that proves drinking soft drinks in high quantity on a regular basis, particularly by children, leads to an array of health problems from nutritional deficiencies, tooth decay, increases in weight and obesity, higher incidences of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
The Sugar In Soda Drinks Is A Major Culprit
Soft drinks are loaded with large amounts of simple sugars. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) the major allowable recommended amounts of sugar on a daily basis for a 2000-calorie diet is 10 teaspoons. Most cans or bottles of soft drinks contain this amount of sugar in a single serving! And you know that many individuals including children are drinking multiple cans of soft drinks daily.
You may be asking yourself why is sugar considered so unhealthy? To answer this question we need to know just what happens to your body when sugar is consumed. When a soda loaded with simple sugars is drunk, it immediately causes your pancreas to produce insulin and release it into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone that when released into the bloodstream is absorbed by tissues and cells for immediate use.
Part Two will continue the discussion.