Realising that a typical 12-ounce can of regular cola roughly contains 9.5 teaspoons of added sugar, sugar-sweetened beverages don’t seem so sweet when you consider their harmful health effects.

When consumed in excess, added sugar can adversely affect your health. However, regular consumption of soda drinks or other sugary drinks are by far the worst and can pose serious health risks.

Here are 6 reasons that sugary soda is bad for your health: 

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  1. Dehydration, weight gain and obesity

Obesity, which is becoming more and more common among children, has many potential negative repercussions, and sugary drinks and sugar-sweetened beverages are associated with weight gain and are among the most fattening aspects of the modern diet.

Note that you tend to consume more total calories if you drink soda, as sugar in its liquid form doesn’t make you feel full. On the other hand, it advances the risk of dehydration, since sweet, carbonated drinks quench thirst faster, decreasing the consumption of fluids.

  1. The leading dietary cause of type 2 diabetes

Unfortunately, type 2 diabetes has become a common disease, affecting millions of people worldwide.

Since excessive fructose (found in sugary drinks) intake may lead to insulin resistance, it comes to no surprise that numerous studies link added sugar consumption, particularly from sugar-sweetened beverages, to type 2 diabetes.

  1. Increase risk for heart disease

According to multiple studies, sugar intake has long been linked to increased heart disease risk, as regular consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks affects important factors including high blood sugar, blood triglycerides, and small, dense LDL particles.

  1. A disaster for dental health

Soda contains strong acids like phosphoric acid and carbonic acid that create an acidic environment in your mouth, making your teeth vulnerable to decay and cavities.

Additionally, the sugar feeds the harmful bacteria that reside in your mouth, which, combined with the increased acidity is a disaster for dental health over time.

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  1. No essential nutrients – just sugar

It’s important to remember that sugary sodas contain virtually no essential nutrients. No vitamins, no minerals, and certainly no fibre that are essential for children’s overall development and growth. They add nothing to your diet except excessive amounts of sugar and many unnecessary calories.

  1. It’s addictive

Liable to lead to aggressive behaviour and attention disorders among children, numerous studies suggest that sugar affects your brain like any other addictive substances.  Having powerful effects on your brain’s reward system, sugary drinks may lead to a form of addiction.

  • The bottom line

Drinking high amounts of sugar-sweetened beverages can have various adverse impacts on your and your children’s health.

These range from increased chances of tooth decay to a higher risk of heart disease, obesity, and metabolic disorders like type 2 diabetes.

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  • So, what’s the solution?

The solution is quite simple. Limit or cut back your intake of sugary drinks, whilst encouraging your children to drink more water by providing a convenient, safe, and easy access to water.

According to a survey conducted by Strauss, 78% of people who’ve invested in a Strauss machine have stated that their children drink more water and less sugary drinks, and overall, 90% claim that their family now drinks more water!

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