Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Why Soft Drinks Are So Bad For Your Body - Part Three

In part two of this article we talked about the negative consequences of diet soft drinks in the diet of many Americans. The article continues.

Carbonated Beverages Deplete Calcium Levels
Soft drinks that contain bubbles have an ingredient called phosphoric acid, which has been known to seriously deplete the blood calcium levels in the body. Calcium is a critical component to healthy bones. If there is a lower amount of calcium in an individual's body for a sustained period of time this can reduce bone mass causing lower bone density. Therefore, drinking large quantities of soft drinks and even carbonated water adds to an increased risk of suffering from osteoporosis.

The Negative Effects Of Caffeine
When you add in the additional caffeine that is contained in soft drinks you're adding even more problems to your health. It is well known that caffeine has the potential to decrease calcium in the body, in addition to affecting the central nervous system adversely, which can result in additional stress, difficulty concentrating, and even some medical conditions such as insomnia and anxiety.

Plain Old Freshwater
The most basic and essential beverage that is good for your health is water. Every cell in your body requires water to carry out its primary functions. Unfortunately, there have been many studies that prove that typical tap water contains all types of contaminants including antibiotics, low traces of medications and other substances that are not good for your health. To make sure your water is pure you should consider purchasing a carbon-based water filter that would render your tap water pure.

Pure Fruit Juices
If you enjoy drinking juice you might want to consider cutting it with water so that it reduces the sugar content. Make sure you get 100% organic juice such as pomegranate, acai berry, or cranberry and dilute the juice by one part juice to three parts filtered water. This will provide you with a mild sweet taste plus you will receive the additional benefits of the added antioxidants. In a matter of weeks, you will be free of the need to have sweet sugary juices.

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