5 reasons to cut down on fizzy drinks
Lack of Nutrients
There is absolutely no nutritional value in soda whatsoever. Not only are there many harmful effects of soda, but there are not even any positive benefits to outweigh them. Soda is an unnatural substance that harms the body.
Because of the high sugar, sodium and caffeine content in soda, it dehydrates the body and over a long period of time can cause chronic dehydration.
Bad for the teeth
Drinking soda regularly causes plaque to build up on the teeth and can lead to cavities and gum disease.
The amount of Sugar!
A single can of fizzy contains the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar. This amount of sugar, especially in liquid form over time can lead to diabetes and can also cause weight gain and other health problems.
Aspartame has been subject to more scare stories than any other sweetener on the market, ranging from allergies and premature births to liver damage and cancer.
It is low calorie (4kcal/g) and up to 200 times sweeter than sugar. Thousands of foods use it as a substitute, including cereals, sugar free chewing gum, low calorie (diet) soft drinks and table top sweeteners.