How Does Daily Soda Affect Your Body?

It's no surprise that soda consumption should be limited. It's hard to fathom someone thinking it's healthy, and most people know "Is soda bad for you" is "Yes.

"Drinking soda every day can lead to weight gain," Costa warns. Each can of soda has 150–200 calories, mostly from added sugars. If not balanced by exercise, this can lead to a calorie surplus and weight gain."

Weight Gain

"Regular soda consumption causes repeated spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels," Costa says. She adds that "over a period of time, this can result in insulin resistance, which plays a crucial role in the onset of type 2 diabetes."

Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabete

"Some research suggests that phosphoric acid, found in many sodas, may interfere with calcium absorption, potentially weakening bones and increasing the risk of fractures," Costa adds.

Bone Health Degradation

If you want to avoid dental troubles, skip soda every day. Costa says "the sugar and acid in soda can erode tooth enamel, the outermost layer of your teeth, leading to cavities and tooth decay."

Dental Issue

"The liver metabolizes sugar," Costa says, citing another soda concern. "Excessive consumption of refined sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, such as in daily soda intake, can overburden the liver and result in the accumulation of extra fat, which can lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease."

Increased Risk of Fatty Liver Disease

CDC: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. "Drinking soda daily increases the risk of developing heart disease due to excessive sugar intake, which can lead to obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure," Costa explains.

Heart Disease Risk

"Drinking soda, especially those made with high fructose corn syrup, can increase uric acid levels in the body," Costa explains. "This can cause crystals to form in the kidneys, resulting in painful kidney stones.

Potential Harm to Kidney

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