Effects of Soda On The Body

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Effects of Soda on the Body “It may seem harmless to allow your child to drink soda every day. Thinking that soda won’t cause the child any immediate harm is unfortunately common.” (Khara) Unfortunately for the United States, it’s one of the first countries to start drinking soft drinks. Soda can also be termed as soft drink, coke or fizzy drink and is consumed by all ages worldwide. (Khara) Soft drinks can cause tooth decay, dehydration, obesity and more, and also contain tons of preservatives and artificial sweeteners. It isn’t just parents giving their children soda, it’s also the school districts providing more unhealthy choices and minimal nutritional items, such as milk or water, and fruits and vegetables. From 1985 to …show more content…

(Daigneault) Phosphoric acid, also know as phosphorus, is one of the prime ingredients in soft drinks (Khara) It leads to a reduction in nerve and muscle function, blood clotting, good bones and teeth. It can also lead to tooth loss, damage to your gums, and cause osteorthritis in adults and bone fractures in adolescents. (Daigneault) When phosphorus is excreted in the urine, it takes calcium with it, depriving the bone and the rest of the body of this mineral. (Term Life Insurance) Most soft drinks contain high fructose corn syrup, which has been associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome. This is a condition associated with an elevated risk of both diabetes and heart disease. (Term Life Insurance) Another preservative in soda, known as aspartame, increases your cravings for sweets and junk foods and may lead to weight gain and obesity. (Khara) Artificial sweeteners can disrupt the body’s natural ability to regulate calorie intake based on the sweetness of foods. Meaning people who consume diet foods might be more likely to overeat, because your body is being tricked into thinking it’s eating sugar, and you crave more. (Stormfront) Obesity is the single largest problem associated with drinking soda. (Roberts) Soda has a major source of excess calories and has increased obesity rates in children and teenagers. (Roberts) The relationship between soft


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