What is hiding in the bottles of soft drinks?

What is hiding in the bottles of soft drinks?

Sweet carbonated beverages can be tasty, but they don’t give anything good to our health. So what can we find inside them?

Sugar. A bottle of one liter and a half of carbonated beverage contains up to 9 teaspoons of sugar. What you need to know is that sugar under the influence of carbonic acid is absorbed into the bloodstream very quickly. Any large amount of sugar that our body gets in a short period of time affects production of insulin. Elevated levels of insulin can be a cause of obesity and diabetes.

Sugar substitutes. Very often soft drinks are promoted as sugar free. That means manufacturers use sugar substitutes. In fact they can be even more dangerous than sugar. One of the most popular sugar substitute is aspartame which is 200 times sweeter than sugar. This substance cause allergies and also in higher than 30 degrees temperatures it becomes formaldehyde which is a dangerous carcinogen.

Acids. Some soft drinks contain ortho-phosphoric acid. It removes calcium from your body resulting damages in teeth and bones. Recent studies have shown that ortho-phosphoric acid promotes appearance of bladder stones and increased the load on kidneys.

Carbon dioxide. When carbon dioxide combines with water, it produces carbonic acid which increases the acidity in stomach and stimulates secretion. As a result, our body accumulates gas. Therefore, people suffer from gastrointestinal diseases.

Preservatives. Sodium benzoate prolongs the shelf life of the beverage but it inhibits the activity of enzymes that are responsible for gastric acid normalization. It also blocks fats and starch which degrade enzymes. As a result you have bad effects on your metabolism.



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