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Stop drinking soft drinks now - or risk cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and more

by , 25 June 2015

I know that many of you are guilty of drinking more fizzy drink than water each day (or not water at all)…

With people all over the world consuming large amounts of soft drinks each year, it becomes important to evaluate how soft drinks can influence your health.

With a little research, it becomes clear that even moderate consumption of soda can be dangerous.

Five health conditions moderate soft drink consumption can cause

One can of fizzy drink is equivalent to 10 teaspoons of sugar. This amount of sugar, especially in liquid form, skyrockets your blood sugar, causing an insulin reaction in your body. Over time, this can lead to conditions like insulin resistance or diabetes – not to mention weight gain and other health problems! 
#2: Osteoporosis
Soft drinks contain phosphoric acid, which interferes with your body’s ability to absorb calcium. This can lead to osteoporosis, as well as cavities and bone softening. Phosphoric acid also interacts with stomach acid, slowing digestion and blocking nutrient absorption.
#3: Metabolic syndrome
Aspartame is used in diet soft drinks; a substitute for sugar. The scary thing is it can be more harmful than sugar. Aspartame is associated with almost a hundred different health problems, including metabolic syndrome.

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#4: Cancer
Most soft drinks are high in caffeine, which is associated with certain cancers. Some studies also show that caffeine in soft drinks can lead to breast lumps, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.
#5: Obesity
Harvard researchers have recently positively linked soft drinks to obesity. The study found that 12 year olds who drank soft drinks were more likely to be obese than those who didn’t. And for each soft drink they consumed daily, their obesity risk increased 1.6 times.
Instead of drinking soft drinks, I recommend drinking tea. With so many different (and absolutely delicious) fruit and herbal teas on the market today, I’d say they’re just as satisfying as soft drinks!

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