New Studies Reveal Sodas Can Lead To Heart Attacks, Brain Damage, Depression, Kidney Damage and More
Millions of people all over the globe love to drink soda, but new studies have revealed that the beverage can actually harm your health in numerous ways.
Coca Cola contains phosphoric acid, an artificial flavor and preservative that can lead to tons of health problems including depression, kidney damage, heart attacks and brain damage. Here’s what happens immediately after you drink a Coke:
- 20 minutes –Sugar levels increase, which leads to blood sugar spikes and an instant release of hormone insulin. Your liver then attempts to compensate by converting sugar into fat and storing it in tissues.
- 40 minutes – Your body completely absorbs the caffeine, and you can already notice its effect: your pupils are dilated and your blood pressure is really high. The liver will respond by releasing even more sugar into the blood.
- 45 minutes – There is an increased dopamine production will give you a feeling of pleasure that is similar to what drug users get when they take heroin.
- 60 minutes – Here comes the sugar crash, which will result in fatigue, mood changes, lethargy and mental fogginess.
Soda causes depression
Experts with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) found that those who drink four or more cups of soda every day have a 30% higher risk of dealing with depression compared to people who never drink soda.
Soda damages kidneys
The National Kidney Foundation states that women in particular should not drink soda because those who drink several sodas a day will see a drop in their kidney function.
Soda damages the brain
Diet sodas include Aspartame, which can be devastating to the brain. A study released in the journal Drug and Chemical Toxicology revealed that longterm consumption of Aspartame can cause an imbalance in the antioxidant-pro-oxidant status in the brain.
Soda “kills” your heart
Experts at Harvard carried out a study that concluded that soda increases the risk of developing coronary heart disease, and also causes adverse changes in lipids, inflammatory factors and leptin. They found that those who drink soda regularly have a 20% higher risk of suffering a heart attack.