Soda Effects On The Human Body

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Ashley Doman Professor West CHEM 1150 Effects Soda Has on the Human Body Around the world, us humans are still victims to not only obesity but also drinking soda after it has been shown countless amounts of times the negative effects it has on the human body. A few ways drinking soda can affect the human body is by slowly increasing one’s risk in contracting a form of diabetes, affecting your appearance and can do some damage to your organs as well. Just by solely drinking soda, studies show, it is common to show signs of accelerated aging, increasing a form of obesity, and causes a discoloration in your teeth, same as tea and coffee. “Soda increases obesity risk in children. Each additional soda or other sugary drink consumed per day…show more content…
Us as humans value life over all, and the idea that we are not working harder at maintaining the healthy lifestyle we supposedly care for so much is mind boggling. The cons do not exceed the pros in this instance. It is not unhealthy to indulge in the occasional soda but to live by it daily on basis, is not dangerous and unhealthy, but also reckless. An organ commonly at risk is the kidneys. “It only takes two cans a day to do a number on your kidney function. Researchers from Osaka University in Japan examined nearly 8,000 university employees with normal kidney function. The participants were divided into three groups: those who drank one soda a day, those who enjoyed two, and those who abstained from the fizzy stuff. After a 3-year follow-up, more than 10% of the group that drank two sodas a day developed proteinuria – an abnormally high level of proteins in urine that’s a risk factor for end-stage kidney disease” (Elias). Heart disease is yet one more effect soda could have on the human body. The heart within itself is an already fragile organ, and if someone who does not already have any form of heart disease, such as Cardiomegaly, Irregular Heart Rhythm, Congenital Heart Disease, and etc., they might just find themselves victim to these unfortunate forms of heart issues. An educational visual report on soda consumption (Photo courtesy of…show more content…
It is proven by many studies that products within a can of cola are related to types of diabetes, related to cancer, altering one’s appearance by skin and teeth, assisting obesity, and shows some form of a asthma and heart disease. “Soda is an addiction — similar to tobacco, alcohol, or drugs, it feels good when you consume it, but it can wreak havoc on your body long-term. As more and more research investigates the ill effects of soda on the human body (and the environment), it may be time for you to give it up, or at least reduce the amount you intake on a daily or weekly basis. The evidence speaks for itself: Your health will drastically improve once you begin replacing your daily Coke or Mountain Dew with water. Pretty much every organ will benefit from quitting soda” (Bushak). The need to be healthy, and treasure our bodies should be a number one priority in every one’s life. One way to do that is to drink healthy. Water, tea, and 100% fruit juice are all drinks that can easily help substitute the harmful products in soda cans. Losing weight, keeping clear skin and nice shiny teeth, and preventing health issues will never prove to be any simpler than
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