February 23, 2016 by Virginia James
It always pains me when I see family members drink can after can of soda -especially those who are relatively unhealthy.
Why does it bother me so much?
Read below to understand the negative effects of soda. Not just one type of soda, mind you, but ALL types of soda; diet, dark, clear colored, even sweetened canned teas can affect your body in the ways below. -did I say diet? YES, in fact, diet soda could actually be even worse than regular! Why? the sweetener used in diet sodas (aspartame) is used by scientists to clean their beakers… seriously …it’s like their bleach! so when you look at the chart below, think about how much worse these effects would be should you be drinking diet sodas.
So what do we need to do? The answer is pretty simple: DRINK WATER instead!
If you’re used to a certain amount of sugar/caffeine from soda -you will go through withdrawals; you may experience headaches, nausea, dizziness, even vomiting in some extreme cases. Think about it- these are the same withdrawal symptoms a hardcore drug addict would have. If getting your body rid of these toxins is as bad as rehabilitating yourself from a drug addiction… there’s something wrong here!
On the plus side, these withdrawal symptoms only last a few days until your body gets used to living without soda, and therefore overcomes the addiction you put it through.
So if you are still a soda pop drinker, join me and stick to water, (black) coffee, and teas …because you only have one body for pete’s sake… so why not take care of it? I mean, it’s only your life we’re talking about here!