Why Drinking Soda Make You Fat? Merry Wahyuningsih - detikHealth Jakarta, Many of the doctors and the medical community caution that drinking carbonated beverages or soft drinks can increase weight and make people fat. Why is that? Drinking soda is not just an occasional problem, but the addiction effects that occur in soda makes people addicted to drink it until finally the adverse effects are obtained. People who are addicted to drink soda almost every day even be several times a day. This is because the soda contains a high sugar content. Sugar makes people feel good because it instantly gives energy and makes the body release serotonin (a neurotransmitter that enhances mood to make people feel happy). That is why drinking soda makes people addicted, as reported by Healthmad, Saturday (19/03/2011). So do not be surprised if most soda enthusiasts will experience weight gain and tended to obesity (overweight). Researchers in University of Texas found that the soda increases the risk of obesity average of 32.8 percent, while the diet coke (sugar-free soda) actually increase the risk of up to 54.5. Then the sugar-free soda is not always healthy. Most of soda contains 250 calories per 600 ml. No nutrients or minerals in it, but only the sugar and caffeine. In addition, the soft drinks themselves have played a role against the development of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) and hiperinsulemia (insulin levels in the blood exceeds the normal amount). Insulin is produced by the pancreas to help regulate blood sugar levels. High sugar content in soda affect insulin levels, so people who like to drink soda also has a high risk of developing type 2 diabetes (due to lifestyle). Not only improve blood sugar and lead to obesity, people who like to drink soda are also more at risk of osteoporosis or bone loss, especially when he was growing old. Although most of the people already know, but many are not aware of. Consuming soft drinks can accelerate the arrival of a disease. Phosphoric acid content in soft drinks that causes the sensation of freshness or air bubbles turned out to be biting into the bone. If soft drinks are consumed continuously, then the longer bones will become more fragile and shaped like a perforated pores-perforated. In addition to making the bones become brittle, the consumption of soft drinks also can weaken muscles and bones. This is based on the results of a study reported in the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Soda consumed continuously can also pose other health risks such as damage to teeth caused by phosphorous acid and sugar content, giving the effect of caffeine is conceived as insomnia, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.
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