What’s so bad about soda pop? Everything! Some time ago, I quit my soda pop addiction. That’s right, addiction. I was addicted to soda pop. Without it, I suffered from mood swings, disorientation, cravings, lack of focus, headaches and general grouchiness. Unfortunately so do a lot of Americans.
Many Americans suffer from soda pop addiction.
We know it’s bad for us, the problem is we don’t realize how bad. So many diseases and conditions Americans deal with today can be traced back to our addiction to soda pop.
Dentists have been warning us for years to give up soda pop.
This is a serious problem. The sugars and acids in soda pop are causing the decay and erosion of teeth. Millions of dollars annually are spent on dental care to repair the teeth of soda pop addicted adults and children.
Weight gain is another issue caused by soda pop addiction.
The average soda pop addict is consuming sugar and therefore calories at an astounding rate. One soda pop weighs in at 140 calories. Just two a day works out to 1,960 calories a week. That’s an entire day’s worth of calories in soda pop alone!
Because soda pop contains so much sugar, this addiction can lead to many diseases and conditions.
Sugar increases insulin levels. This throws off metabolism and can lead to heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes to name a few. Is your soda pop addiction worth all this to you?
Don’t think your addiction isn’t that bad because you drink diet soda pop.
The main sweetener in diet soda pop is aspartame. This fun chemical has been linked to numerous health problems including brain tumors and birth defects. Still loving that soda pop addiction?
Phosphorus is present in soda pop as well.
This ingredient is responsible for the fizz in addictive soda pop. The problem with phosphorus is that it causes loss of bone density through calcium depletion. Speculation leads me to wonder about osteoporosis and it’s connection to soda pop. After all this disease was unheard of until the last century.
Soda pop addiction fills us up with empty calories.
There’s simply no room left for the good nutritional foods. In other words the problem with soda pop addiction is it discourages healthy eating, while encouraging weight gain. This drink is preventing us from getting vital nutrients into our diets.
Caffeine addiction in soda pop drinkers:
Caffeine is considered to be a drug by most physicians and yet we hand it out to soda pop addicted kids with wild abandon. Caffeine is reputed to cause high blood pressure, insomnia, nutrient depletion, birth defects, kidney issues, liver problems and even cancer among many other health issues.
Next time you reach for a soda pop think about the consequences of this addiction.
Do you really think soda pop is an addiction worth dying for. We are slowly killing ourselves with soda pop addiction. Is this any different than drug addiction? It seems soda pop may be on an even keel with some drugs. So think again. I’m not a pepper any more.
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