How Drinking Soda Affects The Body When It's The Only Thing You're Drinking

Drinking Soda Everyday
This is what would happen if you drank soda everyday. AsapSCIENCE (screenshot)

Do we really need to keep telling you what kind of damage you’re doing to your body by drinking sugary beverages, like Coca Cola? It doesn’t matter if its diet or regular, drinking soda effects everything from your heart to your lungs to your teeth. Nutritional experts continue to warn us about the hazards of drinking too much soda, but half of Americans consume at least one glass a day. Around 1.8 billion bottles of Coco Cola are sold each day worldwide, contributing to the global obesity epidemic.

Now thanks to AsapSCIENCE, we have an accurate and visual representation of what drinking soda does to our body as soon as we take that first sip. With around 46 grams of sugar that trigger a need for even more sugar in the reward center of our brain, 155 calories that cause you to consume more calories via food, and high fructose corn syrup that isn’t metabolized in our body the same way other sugars are, it’s safe to say drinking soda on a daily basis can lead to some pretty serious health complications. Just ask this guy.

There is some good news, but it only comes after you stop drinking soda. By replacing your daily Coca Cola with water, your brain will restore its production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a chemical fueling basic cognitive tasks, such as learning and memory. Your risk for both chronic heart disease (CHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will plummet dramatically. Not to mention, you’ll be avoiding cavities by preventing sugar from bonding to the bacteria in your mouth. This tends to produce acid, which erodes enamel and leads to bacterial plague. 

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