While soda in itself is not a huge problem in fighting obesity in the world, one of it’s main ingredients is slowly causing the destruction of the human body; sugar.
Cutting out soda is one of the best ways to drop one’s sugar in-take instantly, as most sodas have a high dose of sugar within them. While there are other options such as “diet” or “zero” brands that have no sugar or calories, the entire habit of drinking soda can be quite deadly if consumed in excess.
But where are the studies that point out the correlation? One CNN story published two years ago outlines the study of Kimber Stanhope, a nutritional biologist for the University of California – Davis. The article and video can be found here.
The study used volunteers that were willing to have their food and diet mediated for them for a slough of weeks. While the meals started out without little to no sugar, the meals slowly began adding sugar, including a “kool-aid” like drink with a high level of fructose corn syrup. This drink was given to them three times a day.
The “kool-aid”-esque drink has a lot of similarities to soda that we drink on a day-to-day basis.
Within two weeks of drinking the concoction, the blood chemistry was “out of whack” as described by CNN. LDL cholesterol levels had also spiked, which can be a cause of heart disease.
All in all — there are studies that will prove that soda is bad for our body. We’ll find studies that will say that cutting out soda will do nothing. But we do know this — too much sugar can be a bad thing. And soda has a lot of sugar.
We’ll let you do the math.