Side effects of Soda

Here are some Side effects from soda, lets see how soda harms our body. This is also a way to aware people about it. So share these facts with your friends and family. Lets see...

1. Phosphoric Acid - Weakens bones and rots teeth.

2. Excessive artificial sweeteners makes you crave more.

3. Carmel Color - made from the chemical caramel, is purley cosmetic, it doesn't add flavor yet is tainted with carcinogens.

4. Formaldehyde - Carcingen, it is not added in soda but when you digest aspartame, it will break down into 2 amino acids and methanol = formic acid + formaldehyde (diet sodas).

5. High fructose corn syrup is a concentrated from sugar, fructose derived from corn. It increases body fat, cholesterol and triglycerides and it also makes you hungry.

6. Potassium Benzoate = preservative that can be broken down to benzene in your body. Keep your soda in the sun and benzene = Carcinogen.

7. Food dyes = impaired brain function, hyperactive behaviour, difficulty focussing, lack of impulse control.

8. Caramel Cancer-Causers - In 2011, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban the artificial caramel coloring used to make Coke, Pepsi, and other colas brown. The reason: Two contaminants in the coloring, 2-methylimidazole and 4-methylimidazole, have been found to cause cancer in animals, a threat the group says is unnecessary, considering that the coloring is purely cosmetic. According to California’s strict Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer, just 16 micrograms per person per day of 4-methylimidazole is enough to pose a cancer threat, and most popular brown colas, both diet and regular, contain 200 micrograms per 20-ounce bottle.

9. Accelerated Aging - Diet or regular, all colas contain phosphates, or phosphoric acid, a weak acid that gives colas their tangy flavor and improves their shelf life. Although it exists in many whole foods, such as meat, dairy, and nuts, too much phosphoric acid can lead to heart and kidney problems, muscle loss, and osteoporosis, and one study suggests it could trigger accelerated aging. The study, published in a 2010 issue of the FASEB Journal, found that the excessive phosphate levels found in sodas caused lab rats to die a full five weeks earlier than the rats whose diets had more normal phosphate levels–a disturbing trend considering that soda manufacturers have been increasing the levels of phosphoric acid in their products over the past few decades.


10. Mountain Dew Mind - Dentists have a name for the condition they see in kids who drink too much Mountain Dew. They wind up with a "Mountain Dew Mouth," full of cavities caused by the drink's excessive sugar levels. "Mountain Dew Mind" may be the next medical condition that gets named after the stuff. An ingredient called brominated vegetable oil, or BVO, added to prevent the flavoring from separating from the drink, is an industrial chemical used as a flame retardant in plastics. Also found in other citrus-based soft drinks and sports drinks, the chemical has been known to cause memory loss and nerve disorders when consumed in large quantities. Researchers also suspect that, like brominated flame retardants used in furniture foam, the chemical builds up in body fat, possibly causing behavioral problems, infertility, and lesions on heart muscles over time.
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