Quit Soda Challenge

We all know soda is not good for you. I’ve stopped drinking it before and it was amazing how much better I started feeling after a couple weeks. I had so much energy. The problem is I get a bad headache and I tell myself that drinking a soda will make it go away. Then all of a sudden I’m craving soda all the time.

Every time we consume a can of soda, we’re dumping our daily intake of sugar into our system. This should actually make us vomit, but the phosphoric acid helps keep us from hurling this up.

After about 20 minutes we get a huge insulin spike and our liver is trying to turn every bit of sugar into fat. Drowsiness has subsided due to the adenosine receptors being blocked.

Forty minutes in, our bodies have consumed the caffeine, our blood pressure spikes, our liver is dumping more sugar into our system.

After 45 minutes our dopamine has been increased giving us pleasure. A lot of illegal drugs work in a similar way.

Now an hour has passed and your body is excreting calcium. Soda makes your body have to pee more, which is excreting even more calcium that was going to go to your bones or teeth. Never mind all the water you’re loosing that your body should be using elsewhere. Then your body starts to crash.

All the sugar in soda gets turned to fat. Even worst, it gets turned to belly fat, which poses even greater health risks. Soda drinkers also have a higher risk of cancer. It wrecks your dental health, from leaching the calcium from your teeth. There are a lot of other health risks from dementia to gout that seem to occur when people consume lots of soda and sugar.

I’ve always known that soda is bad for you, but when you start looking into it, it’s a no brainer to quit drinking this stuff. It’s time to quit drinking soda for good and that’s what I’m going to do.

Works cited:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-ways-sugary-soda-is-bad-for-you#section10

https://therenegadepharmacist.com/what-happens-one-hour-after-drinking-a-can-of-coke/

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