Dangerous health effects with soft drinks and Beverages
A soft drink is a drink that typically contains carbonated water, a sweetener, and a natural or artificial flavoring. The sweetener may be sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, sugar substitutes. Soft drinks may also contain caffeine, coloring, preservatives, and other ingredients.
Components in Soft drinks are usually water, sugars, carbon dioxide, acids, flavours, juices, Artificial colors, Preservative, Caffeine, Artificial flavors, Sodium, Foaming agent, Hydrocolloids, cloudifiers and BVO and other ingredients.
Health effects with soft drinks are :
The over consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks associated with obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, dental caries, low nutrient level, Hypokalemia (Low potassium level) and also it is related to bone density or bone loss . Caffeine in soft drinks linked to anxiety and sleep disruption and in some worse conditions there is possible cause of DNA damage and also hyper activity.
Kidney stones : A study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology in 2013 concluded that consumption of soft drinks was associated with a 23% higher risk of developing kidney stones.
Weight gain or obesity : Drinking a single 330ml can a day of sugar drinks results in weight gain up to 1lb every month.
Diabetes : A single can of soda is equal to 21 packs of sugar. The sugar in liquid form increases the blood sugar and causes insulin reaction in the body. So that it can lead to diabetes or insulin resistance.
Osteoporosis : Phosphorus, a micro nutrient, can be found in cola-type beverages, but there may be a risk in consuming too much. Phosphorus and calcium are used in the body to create calcium-phosphate, which is the main component of bone. However, the combination of too much phosphorus with too little calcium in the body can lead to a degeneration of bone mass.
Chronic dehydration : High sugar, sodium and caffeine content in soda dehydrates the body and over a long period of time can cause chronic dehydration.
Hypokalemia : Many published reports describes that individuals with severe hypokalemia (low potassium levels) is because of extreme consumption of colas.
Dental caries : Oral bacteria ferment carbohydrates and produce acids that may dissolve tooth enamel and induce dental decay, then sweetened drinks may increase the risk of dental caries.
Effect on liver : Liver Cirrhosis will be increased due to heavy consumption of soft drinks.
Heart burn : Soft drink consumption is a strong predictor of heart burn/acidity.
DNA Damage : Sodium benzoate has been investigated by researchers at University of Sheffield declard that drinking soft drinks has a possible cause of DNA damage and hyperactivity.
In the following video you can see how sodas and softdrinks damage health