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5 reasons to stop drinking soft drinks

5 Reasons to stop drinking soft drinks

 

There is plenty of opinion out there saying that if you drink some of the leading brands of pop it’s not good for you, but we all know they taste amazing and can really refresh you. In this article I have listed a few main reasons why you should consider stop drinking pop once and for all, you will benefit in so many ways if you choose to do so trust me! Now this is only an opinion so do your own research and seek professional advice before changing your diet J

Drinking soft drinks = Weight Gain

The leading brands of pop contain something like 160 calories in every single can, which is exactly 160 more calories than if you decided to have a glass of water so even having one can a day means you will be having in excess of a thousand calories a week and almost five thousand calories a month. Now these numbers are big enough and this is based on just one single can, imagine how big these numbers could get if you were chugging a couple of cans a day down.

Pop linked to heart and liver disease?

Now these are some not so obvious problems related to drinking pop on a regular basis. One recent study showed that you will have a 20 percent higher chance of developing coronary heart disease if you drink pop on a regular basis, and if you were to drink 3cans a day it can actually triple your chances of getting heart disease, scary stuff man.

Pop and sleep issues

A lot of the leading brands of fizzy drinks have a lot of caffeine in them which do a good job of waking you up in the morning, but on the flip side will keep you awake when you’re ready for bed, the caffeine can limit the effects of the hormones serotonin and melatonin. Caffeine is said to have a half-life of around 6 hours, so for example if you have a can at 6pm half the caffeine is still in your system at midnight.

 

Increased risk of cancer

Quite a number of studies have suggested links between fizzy drinks and various types of cancer, it is said that drinking once can of pop a day can increase the risk of prostate cancer by up to as much as 40% in a man! One and a half cans a day can bring on early puberty for girls and early puberty can increase getting breast cancer by up to 5% for each early year. Also some of the colouring that is used in fizzy pop can also cause cancer.

 

Aging from drinking fizzy drinks

Research has shown that phosphate which is added to a number of fizzy drinks can actually accelerate the aging process. Researchers at Harvard University said that “soda is the caffeine delivery vehicle of choice for millions of people worldwide, but comes with phosphorous as a passenger. This research suggests that our phosphorous balance influences the ageing process.

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