If you are pondering over the idea of
learning to say ‘no’ for your own good, why not start with all the colas that
gives you enough reasons to do so. Though there is already a lot of awareness
on how bad colas are, a lot of people continue to consume them. The aim of this
article is to keep you away from colas forever. While a lot of people succumb
to its bubbly appeal, the consequences of drinking it are adverse.
So, how do these aerated drinks affect your
- No Nutritional Value: Filled with sugar
and calories, colas have zero nutritional value. This holds true for diet colas
too. Even plain water rehydrates your body without adding any additional
calories. For quenching your thirst on a hot summer afternoon, do opt for fresh
juices instead of colas.
- Colas Contribute to Obesity and Diabetes: The next time you take a look at your growing waistline, do give
credit to that glass of cola you have been drinking. Colas are loaded with
fructose corn syrup, the sweetener that is linked to obesity.
Consumption of colas also leads to Type 2 diabetes and increases the risk of
cardiac diseases. Increase in appetite,
difficulty in losing weight and a tougher time maintaining ideal weight
are all related to cola intake.
- Adverse Effect on Teeth: Carbonic acid,
through carbonation in both regular and diet colas, is responsible for weakened
tooth enamel and tooth decay. Additionally, the sugar content pairs up with the
bacteria in the mouth and forms an acid layer on the teeth giving rise to
- Colas Damage Kidneys: Researchers have
found that consuming two soft drinks per day for three years results in
abnormal quantities of protein in urine which leads to kidney damage.
- Colas Weaken Your Bones: The agents of osteoporosis,
phosphorus and caffeine, are both found in most colas. Also, fructose in cola
is known to increase uric acid level in blood. A high level of uric acid is the
major cause of painful and swollen joints.
- Colas Put Your liver at Risk: Fructose
as a sweetening agent can only be metabolized by the liver. When you consume a
lot of cola, this fructose turns into fat and gets deposited in the liver,
leading to non-alcoholic fatty
- Cancerous Nature of Fizzy Drinks:
Studies have found that there is a relation between fizzy drinks and cancer which
results in pancreatic, prostate and breast cancer as per an article in The
Right from the colour of these drinks to the
ingredients, everything about colas is questionable. It is indeed high time
that these bottles came with a health disclaimer. Still, most of us find it
hard to resist these colas and end up with one of these bottles. The leap from
an aerated drink to a healthy drink is a tough one, but one that will pay rich
dividends in the long run. If you really want to take care of your body, you should
start saying no to these colas from today!