Hands up, drop that cola can right there! Trust us, you’ll be doing yourself a huge favour. Your favourite cola drinks may taste delicious as ever and seem like a match made in heaven during the hot summer months, but it’s a far cry from that. While most of you may be aware of the extra calories that cola drinks make you pile on, they are also known to create a havoc in your bodily functions. Still confused? Don’t be, because our 7 point list will give you all the clarity you need to dump that soft drink right away.
1. They increase the risk of diabetes
All the escalated levels of sugar in your cola drink make your insulin levels shoot up creating havoc in your body. According to a study conducted in the early millennium, the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks leads up to 130,000 new cases of diabetes every year.
2. They can increase the risk of developing cancer
Drinking just two soft drinks a week can increase the amount of insulin produced in your body and double the risk of pancreatic cancer. Women with high consumption of soft drinks are at the risk of developing breast cancer as the colouring agents used in colas are carcinogenic.
3. They make you more aggressive
According to a study conducted by the University of Vermont, increased consumption of fizzy or aerated drinks in teenagers can make them aggressive and violent.
4. They decay our teeth and gums
A regular can of cola contains at least 8 teaspoons of sugar increasing the chances of teeth and gum diseases. That’s not all, excess consumption of soft drinks can also lead to discolouration of your teeth.
5. They cause obesity
An obvious one, the biggest threat that soft drinks pose is increasing obesity among teenagers. The excess sugar in the drink dramatically alters your waistline and adds extra kilos thanks to the empty calories.
6. They increase the risk of heart diseases
All the sugar present in soft drinks cause fat formation in your body. Excess of sugar can build up bad fats around your heart putting your cardiovascular health at risk.
7. They make you age faster
It’s not us, but the researchers in U.S who claim so! Apparently drinking an excess of aerated drinks with high levels of sugar cause certain DNA changes in your body that make you age faster.