Posted on 06/02/2015 at 08:27 AM by Dena Boelter
Regardless of what you call it, most medical professionals agree it is not good for you.
What happens to your body the hour after drinking a soda?
10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. This is 100% of your recommended daily intake, and the only reason you don’t vomit as a result of the overwhelming sweetness is because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor.
Your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into fat.
Caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rise, and your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream.
Your body increases dopamine production, which stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – a physically identical response to that of heroin.
You’ll start to have a sugar crash. Enjoy!
- One soda per day increases your risk of diabetes by 85%
- Sugar is more addictive than cocaine
- Just one can of soda per day can add as much as 15 pounds during a single year
- Stopping this habit is an easy way to improve your health
- Water is a better choice. If you must drink a carbonated beverage, try sparkling mineral water with a squirt of lime or lemon juice.
Dr. Mercola, 2015