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7 Scary And Shocking Facts About Soft Drinks

Are you addicted to soft drinks? If yes, then you must read out this article to find out how it impacts your health. You will be really scared to know its health hazards. Your health is precious and don't spoil it with your silly mistakes.

Wherever you can, you must avoid avoid the over consumption of unhealthy and toxic drinks and foods. It is not that difficult to quit your habit of drinking soft drinks especially after knowing its dangerous effects on your health.

10 Signs That You Are Addicted To Soft Drinks

These soft drinks are so sweetened and as a result, rich in calories. They seem to be a light drink but they can cause you to gain weight within just 20 days of its consumption especiallyin people who have a strong family history of obesity.

Soft drinks can cause diabetes and increase your sugar cravings. They can cause loss of calcium from your bones and even cancer. These drinks will increase your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Soft Drinks Can Harm Kidneys?

Here are some shocking facts and health hazards of soft drinks.


Weak Bones

Soft drinks snatch the calcium from your bones thus making them weak and fragile. The phosphoric acid added in soft drinks make it acidic and takes away the calcium from your bones. The caffeine added in soft drinks also prevents the absorption of calcium by the bones which further weakens the bones. Now, the choice is yours- weak bones or a bottle of soft drink.


Weight Gain

The soft drinks that you relish whenever you find time can make you fat and look out of shape. Soft drinks contain exceptionally high percentage of sugar that is enough to make you obese. You must be already aware of various health issues caused due to obesity.


Depression And Anxiety

Soft drinks can cause mood swings, depression and irritability in the long run. The chemical aspartame added in soft drinks changes the chemical composition of the brain causing low mood and depression.



People who are already obese and have a family history of diabetes must avoid these sugar laden soft drinks at any cost. However, if you really crave for them, have them once in a month to give time to your body to metabolise all the sugars present in it.


Increases The Risk Of Cancer

Many harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde added in soft drinks can damage your body cells and cause cancer. The build up of this toxic chemical in the body over a longer period of time (especially if you drink frequently) cause cancer.


Slow Kidney Functioning

Soft drinks will interfere with the functioning of the kidneys. There will be a build up of harmful substances in your kidneys. Therefore, the kidneys will work inefficiently and eventually, will stop working.


You Will Crave For Sugary Foods

After a bottle of soft drink, your mind will crave for more and more sugary foods. If you will listen to your cravings, then you will end up with high blood sugar level and your risk of diabetes will increase.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 6:01 [IST]
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