I’m not sure if anybody ever thought drinking soda was good for them. But sometimes we question just how bad it is. Especially, if we’re drinking sodas sparingly. What are the side effects of drinking soda? This image can give you a quick and clear idea. And, with a rap sheet shown in this intense image, even if I liked soda I wouldn’t touch it anymore.
We know the classic warnings against soda, best read in your great grandmother’s voice: “It’ll rot your teeth!” referring to the phosphoric acid content; as well as the self-preserving whisper warnings between parents, “No soda before bedtime, or the kids will be jumping off the walls!” This one referring to the hyperactivity linked to food dyes.
But rotting teeth and wide-eyed kids aren’t the only negatives pegged to soda drinking. There’s also the artificial sweeteners, which are said to make you even more hungry despite their ‘diet’ intentions. Soda contains caramel color, a chemical that doesn’t do anything except make the soda look differently–oh, and possibly cause cancer. Your soda probably contains high fructose corn syrup, which is another ingredient that has received a lot of bad press lately. It’s said to up body fat, triglycerides, and cholesterol–all while making you more hungry.
And that’s not even the end of the list.
But, despite the loads of seemingly correlative studies done on the effects of drinking soda in the last decade, some scholars are still questioning the issue.
Even if these studies can’t prove 100% certain causation, I’m not ready to bet my health and start downing sodas blindly. Not until I’m seeing some, even correlational, proof of soda’s benefits. I’ll have one glass of water, please!