If you’re out with friends and suddenly feel a bit fluey, it’s easy to pop a pill out of your handbag and wash it down with whatever you’re drinking.
But you’ll need to make sure it’s water you wash the medicine down with.
Here’s why you should take medicine with a drink of water instead of a cold drink…
reports that taking drugs with beverages such as cold
drinks could have adverse effects.
drinks affect the absorption of the drugs as the cold
drinks are acidic.
This, in turn, decreases the anti-bacterial action of common medicines like tetracycline and even aspirin.
Cutting down on cold drinks will lower your risk of developing Type II diabetes!
says the rising consumption of sugar behind the worldwide pandemic of Type II diabetes
is largely in the form of sweetened cold drinks.
So drinking just a single can of cold drink each day is enough to put you at risk of developing diabetes
, says FSP Health
And ‘diet’ cold drinks are even worse, as they’re filled with the sweetener aspartame.
Aspartame’s been linked to “headaches, insomnia, mood problems, stomach disorders, nerve damage, chest pain
, asthma, seizures, tremors and so much more”, writes Health Bytes
If that didn’t scare you off, there’s further reason to steer clear of cold drinks.
So limit the amount of cold drink in your diet – cut them out completely, if you can.
It might be the easiest way to cut down on common ailments that affect the immune system.
And if you’re taking medicine, remember to wash it down with water, if anything!