According to recent Statistics conducted by health researchers, It shows that soda is now the most commonly consumed beverage, accounting for more than a quarter of all drinks that are sold in the U.S.
For instance, in 2000, there were more than 50 billion gallons sold in the U.S. , which means that every man, woman, or a child consumed around 12-ounce can each day.
The problem here is that these drinks are associated with a number of health problems, and medical experts strongly recommend that sodas should be avoided at any cost.
These are their effects on your health and body:
Heartburn and acid reflux
Excessive soda consumption causes heartburn since it is highly acidic, just like all the other carbonated drinks. Furthermore, sodas contain large amounts of carbon dioxide which leads to abdominal distension, causing even more reflux.
Frequent consumption of soda drink leads to weight gain, which can cause diabetes as well. Also, they negatively affect the body`s ability to process sugar. This may be the possible explanation why the number of people suffering from diabetes type2 in the U.S. has tripled from 6.6 million to 20.8 million in the past three decades.
High blood pressure (Hypertension)
Large amounts of soda, diet or regular, increases the blood pressure levels.