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This Is Why You Should Be Avoiding Fizzy Drinks

Fizzy drinks are not just incredibly bad for your health, they are also an addiction.

Fizzy drinks are not just incredibly bad for your health, they are also an addiction. According to Medical Daily, this is because it feels good when you consume these sodas, but they have a harmful effect on your health. The obvious issues of soda would be the fact that they contain a high sugar content, and those that are "diet" are often filled with caffeine and sweeteners. There is also the issue that these drinks can stain your teeth and cause cavities, but that’s really just scratching the surface.

Drinking sugary drinks can lead to an increased risk of chronic heart disease (CHD), this is what a 2012 Harvard University study found. The patients in the study that drank the most soda were reportedly 20 percent more likely to have a heart attack.

The caffeine is sodas can make them appealing when you need a pick me up in the mid-afternoon, but according to MedicalDaily, a study has found that these drinks can affect the brain. The findings concluded that long-term consumptions of sugar could cause “impaired learning, memory, and behavioral plasticity.”

It’s not just internal organs that are affected by sugar, but also your bones, according to Health. Lona Sandon, RD, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, told the publication that it could be down to the “phosphorus in soda,” or that this drink has replaced ones with more nutrition, such as milk which is filled with calcium.

Research has also indicated that drinking soda can make you look older. According to Men’s Health, a study by the University of California has shown that those who drink two or more cans of soda a day can age faster.

Your waistline can also be affected by soda, especially those drinks that contain a high concentration of sugar, this could lead to a number of more serious health concerns, including type 2 diabetes. And don’t be fooled into thinking sugar-free soda is good for you, as Health reveals, those who drink diet sodas are still at risk of bone thinning and tooth decay.

If you suffer from headaches, Metro notes that it may not be caused by stress and that actually, soda could be the culprit. This is because of the Aspartame found in these drinks, which have been linked to headaches and seizures, as well as disrupted sleeping patterns.

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