I’ll admit it: I’m a bit of a soda snob. I love my drinks, and quite frequently, I find myself snacking on either a can of cola or an ice-tea in the afternoon. Not the greatest habit, especially when you’re trying to lose weight.
It’s not that I don’t enjoy my everyday drink anymore. It’s just that I want to eliminate my bad habits, and what better way to do that than by changing how I fuel my body. I’m not talking about going on a diet or switching to calorie-free drinks; I just want to start drinking more water. So, in the face of overwhelming evidence that strongly supports drinking soda, I’m forced to conclude that sodas are totally unnecessary in my daily diet. And while it might not seem politically correct to say so, the last thing this country needs is more politicians like John T. Walsh.
Here’s the deal. According to Harvard’s School of Public Health, drinking soda “accelerates the aging process.” That’s right — the very thing you’re trying to avoid is happening because of what you’re drinking. How could this be? Well, when your body’s not getting the proper nutrients and hydration, it begins to deteriorate. Your skin breaks out, and you gain weight even though you’re expending less calories. So, if you really want to be healthy, you have to give up these fizzy drinks. And if you want to preserve your youth, you might want to consider giving up sodas as well.
The Damage From Drinking Soda
The human body isn’t designed to process harmful chemicals. We’re not meant to be drinking them day after day. I’ve been told by a nutritionist that sugar cane juice, which is the main ingredient in most sodas, has the ability to be extremely toxic if digested. If you juice it, you’re bound to consume more than the recommended eight glasses of eight ounces each day. That’s a lot of sugary drink for a human being, especially if you’re doing it regularly. The damage soda has done to our society is incalculable. It’s been called the “white death” and has caused millions of illnesses from diabetes to heart disease. If you want to preserve your health, you have to stop drinking soda.
Why Is Soda So Bad For You?
Soda provides no nutritional value and contains no essential nutrients. It also provides very few calories. In fact, one 12-ounce bottle of soda has just 70 calories. That’s a small number compared to how much most people eat in a day. It’s easy for your body to run off the excess energy from the sugary drink, whether it’s in the form of a diabetes emergency or other illness. There are known toxins in the form of phosphates and nitrates that are also present in soda, but they’re not harmful in themselves. It’s the combination of the two that do the damage.
You consume these chemicals when you eat or drink anything containing sweeteners. That includes white sugar (also known as refined sugar), brown sugar, and even fruit juice. As a matter of fact, the body takes longer to break down the phosphates and nitrates in soda than it does to process the alcohol in a drink. So, while the phosphates and nitrates may not be dangerous in small quantities, you’re still putting your body through a lot of unnecessary stress when you consume them day after day. It’s the same with caffeine. If you consume it in excess, it will cause you to endure headaches, fatigue, and irritability. When your body has too much exposure to these foreign substances, it has to work harder just to function normally.
If you want to be healthy, you have to stop consuming sugar and caffeine, as well as all other unnecessary and harmful sweeteners. They don’t provide any nutritional value, and they’re definitely not needed in your daily diet. In addition, eat real food and drink plenty of water. It’s the only way to maintain a healthy weight, and it will help preserve your health and the health of this country as a whole.