Do you drink soda drinks? How often do you drink them? Did you know that having even just one can of soda a day is slowly killing you? In fact, the researchers discovered that drinking just 20 ounces of soda a day was related to shorter telomere length in white blood cells, making you 4.6 years older.
Top Reasons to Stop Drinking Soda Immediately
Soda contains carcinogens. According to a study commissioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest , Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi and Diet Pepsi contain 4-methylimidazole, or 4-MI. 4MI is a known carcinogen that, in high doses, has been linked to cancer in mice and rats.
Soda builds fat deposits in your body.
Drinking soda every day increases the amount of fat in the liver and in the muscles and surrounding the organs in the belly, according to a new Danish study.
Soda contains an ingredient banned in over 100 countries.
About 10% of soda flavors contain BVO, or brominated vegetable oil, which is banned by the World Health organization and 100 countries.
Soda leads to heart disease.
According to a study published by the American Heart Association, “Drinking as little as one can of soda a day — regular or diet — is associated with a 48% increased risk of metabolic syndrome, a key predecessor of heart disease and diabetes.”
Soda leaches calcium from your bones.
Soda contains phosphoric acid which gives soft drinks a tangy flavor and prevents the growth of mold and bacteria. Soda leaches calcium from your bones and leads to osteoporosis because calcium is needed to neutralize excess acidity in the blood that occurs during the breakdown of phosphoric acid.
Diet Soda Contains Aspartame
Aspartame – an addictive carcinogenic neurotoxin. It has been linked to almost a hundred different health problems. Aspartame depletes serotonin, and can trigger bipolar or manic depression, mood swings, paranoia, hallucination and suicidal tendencies. Aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen, can trigger male sexual dysfunction and birth defects, and is particularly dangerous for the foetus in the womb.
The amino acids in aspartame literally attack your cells, even crossing the blood-brain barrier to attack your brain cells, creating a toxic cellular overstimulation called excitotoxicity.