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By zeeshan



According to reports, soda provides 11-19% of the calories consumed in the world that makes it the world’s greatest caloric source. It is also blamed to be the main reason behind obesity in the world. It’s really difficult to be avoided because it’s cheap, prepares easily and addictive. But, it is very important to quit soda due to several healthcare reasons.

 

1- Soda may cause cancer


According to a famous medical journal, drinking two or more glasses of soft drinks per week can increases chances of pancreatic cancer twofold as compared to those who don’t drink such soft drinks.

2- It leads to weight gain

You can also gain weight with diet soda. According to a 2005 study by an American university, one can of soda that a person consumes in a day increases the risk of 65% of being overweight and 41% of being obese in next seven/ eight years. The study also showed that both common soda and diet soda can create this problem.

3- It’s the water…and a lot more

Water is the main ingredient of soda for which soda companies use lot of water in its preparation that affects environment. It results in lowering water table for farmers and common people and makes it difficult for them to get enough water to use for their requirement.

4- Toxic chemicals

Few years back, dangers of Bisphenol A (BPA) were known which is an important ingredient in these soda bottles. After initial reduction, soda companies started re using the material in their bottles. Studies have proved that BPA can cause prostate cancer, breast cancer and ovarian cancer even in very small amounts.

5- Waste of oil

Apart from having health effects, the soda industry also produces energy crisis in the world. According to a report, the bottled water industry (also owned by soda industry), uses energy equivalent to 32 and 54 millions of barrels of oil per year and the whole continent of Africa uses less electricity than the aluminum industry.

6- Genetically modified intake

Both regular and diet cola provides genetically modified foods like aspartame or high fructose corn syrup. According to a study, rats consuming too much aspartame increases their chances of affecting from cancer.

7- If speed doesn’t kill, soda will

According to a study by Boston University, the risk of heart diseases and diabetes is increased with intake of diet soda. Between 1990 and 2000, more than 75,000 people in USA suffered from soda. According to a study by University of California, more than 6,000 Americans lost their lives between 2000 and 2010 due to soda.

8- Soda might shorten your life span

Soda intake shortens lifespan has been proved by many lifestyle studies. Two of such findings are very important.

A study by University of California in 2014 showed that frequent use of soda reduces length of telomeres in WBCs and these telomeres predict lifespan of humans. A 2010 study that mice lifespan was reduced by one fourth due to phosphorus in dark sodas.

9* It’s the “real thing”…not exactly

Sodas have nothing from earth except caffeine. It is just a mixture of artificial color & flavor, phosphoric acid, altered water etc. and contains almost no nutritional importance.

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