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Why You Need To Stop Drinking Pop Now!

Pop is one of the worst things you can put into your body.  It might taste refreshing on a hot day but the damage it does is far worse than you probably know.  If you drink pop you need to stop drinking pop now!

Reasons To Stop Drinking Pop Now

  1. It causes weight gain.

Harvard recently linked soft drinks to obesity.  A study done there found that 12 year olds who drank pop were more likely to be obese than those who didn’t.  Each serving of pop consumed daily increases the risk of obesity by about 1.6 times.

  1. It’s bad for your teeth.

The sugar content and acidity in pop can destroy your teeth.  The acidity in pop is from phosphoric acid which interferes with the body’s ability to absorb calcium.  Not only can this lead to cavities but it can also cause bone health problems as you age leading to osteoporosis.

  1. It makes you crave more food (in particular more fatty foods).

Pop is packed loaded with sugar (about 10 teaspoons per can!).  When you drink pop it causes a HUGE spike in blood sugar and then a HUGE crash.  When your blood sugar crashes it makes you feel tired and sluggish which makes you crave high calorie foods in an attempt to bring your energy back up.  Studies have shown that people tend to eat more on days that they consume pop.

  1. It can cause type 2 diabetes.

Consuming such high amounts of sugar as are found in pop can lead to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.  Did you know that soft drink companies are the largest users of sugar in America?

  1. Artificial sweeteners.

Don’t be tricked into thinking that drinking pop sweetened with artificial sweeteners is better because it has no sugar.  Most diet pops are sweetened with aspartame which can actually be more harmful than sugar.  Aspartame has been linked to almost 100 different health problems including seizures, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, diabetes and emotional disorders.  Here’s something gross to note: in warm temperatures, aspartame converts to methanol, and methanol breaks down into formaldehyde and formic acid.

  1. It lacks nutrients.

There is absolutely no nutritional value in pop at all.  Pop is an unnatural substance that harms the body.

  1. It dehydrates you.

It might taste refreshing when you’re thirsty but pop actually dehydrates you.  Pop is high in sugar, sodium and caffeine – all of which causes dehydration and can actually lead to chronic dehydration.

  1. It can lead to fat accumulation in the belly.

The high sugar content in pop has been conclusively linked to an increase in abdominal fat, or visceral fat.  This type of fat accumulation is dangerous because the fat literally strangles your internal organs making it impossible for them to function properly.

  1. It can create kidney stones.

When you consume pop, your kidneys are placed under massive stress causing mineral imbalances which can produce kidney stones.

  1. It can damage your liver.

Pop has been shown to cause the same sort of damage to your liver as alcohol does.  The high amount of sugar in pop can cause fatty liver disease, a condition normally associated with the over consumption of alcohol.

Do You Really Need Another Reason To Stop Drinking Pop Now?

If the above reasons don’t convince you to stop drinking pop I don’t know what will.  Every day you have a choice as to what you put in your body and what you do with your body.  You can put crap in your body and look and feel like crap or you can take proper care of yourself so you look and feel better and are able to be there for your loved ones.  The choice is yours and now’s the time to make good choices so you can live in a healthy and functional body.