A cold can of soda doesn't seem like much on a hot day or if you want something sweet to quench your thirst. That first drink can lead to more each day as you develop a craving for the sugary, delicious taste. However, the soda that you drink regularly is doing more harm to your body than you probably think that it would. Once you see how it impacts almost every part of the body, then it might be a little easier to start drinking water to stay hydrated.
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Lose the Weight
It might not seem like a lot to consume, but the few cans of soda each day are ‘empty calories’ that will inevitably make you gain weight. The carbonation from the soda can cause the stomach to feel bloated and can expand the stomach, allowing you to eat more food during the day without thinking about what you're doing. There is no nutritional value to soda, which means you're introducing something to the body that won't offer vitamins and nutrients that vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods would do for you.
Don't Break a Leg
Drinking soda instead of water and milk can begin to weaken the bones in the body. When the bones begin to weaken, there is an increased risk of fracturing a bone. Smaller bones, such as those in the wrist and ankles, are usually more susceptible than the larger bones.
Pass a Stone
If you've never had a kidney stone, then you should feel privileged. Drinking large amounts of soda, especially Mt. Dew, can sometimes cause kidney stones to develop. This is because of the high amount of acid in the soda. The kidneys are overworked trying to get rid of the excess carbonation, sugars and other ingredients, which can lead to stones developing.
Put down the soda before it impacts the body in a way that isn't pleasant. Start drinking water to flush out the toxins in the body. After a few weeks, soda will begin to lose its luster when you take a sip.
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