What Soda Does to your Body

What Soda Does to your Body
Within 20 minutes of drinking that soda, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat. Within 40 minutes, your blood pressure rises due to your body having absorbed all the caffeine, and then your liver dumps even more sugar into your bloodstream. Doesn’t sound good right? Weight Issues - Drinking one soda a day equals 39 POUNDS of sugar a year. Sugar sweetened beverages are linked to 180,000 deaths per year. Brain Damage – Too much sugar reduces production of a brain chemical that helps us learn, store memories and process insulin, and the one that tells you to stop eating. Kidney Issues – High levels of phosphoric acid in colas have been linked to kidney stones and other renal problems. Two diet colas a day – double your risk. Digestive Issues – Carbonation in soft drinks can cause gas, bloating, cramping and problems with irritable bowel syndrome. Caffeine and sugar can worsen episodes of diarrhea or contribute to constipation. Heart Disease – Most sodas contain high fructose corn syrup, a sweetner that’s recently come under considerable scrutiny. It has been associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome, a condition associated with an elevated risk of both diabetes and heart disease. Respiratory Issues - Soda is linked to Asthma. A study done in South Australis of 16,907 participants aged 16 years and older, showed high levels of soda consumption were positively associated with asthma and COPD.