Soft drinks etc is one of the most consumed beverages in the Nigeria, second only to water. Here in Nigeria, we consumes up-to 57 gallons of soft drinks per person every year as form of refreshment after a hectic day, on the road during a frustrating traffics as a form of entertainment and all that, as if it wasn’t full of sugary calories. But what’s happening inside the bodies of soda consumers with each sip? sugary drinks increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. So today we will be discussing more on dangers of soft drinks..
Here are the Reasons Why you need to Reduce Soft drinks intake.
1 High Risk of Cancer:
Drinking just one bottle a day could increase a man’s chance of developing prostate cancer by around 40 per cent, secondly drinking just one-and-a-half cans a day can increase a girl’s breast cancer risk by 40 per cent and lastly some chemicals that are used to color soft drinks can cause cancer.
- They Can Cause Diabetes:
A study conducted between 1990 and 2000 proved that sugar-laden drinks have increased cases of Type 2 diabetes.
- 3. They Can Cause Premature Birth in Women:
Pregnant women were warned against drinking diet fizzy drinks after a study taken in Denmark on 60,000 women. Those who drank artificially sweetened soft drinks, whether fizzy or still, were found to be more likely to give birth prematurely.
- They Can Damage the Brain:
As well as affecting the body, fizzy drinks have been found to alter the protein levels in the brain, which could lead to hyperactivity.
- They can Make One Violent:
A study carried out on teenagers found a link between drinking fizzy drinks, violence and the likelihood of them carrying a weapon. The researchers found that even teenagers who drank just two cans a week were more aggressive towards their friends and those who drank five or more cans a week.
- Liver Damage:
A study from 2009 found that sugary drinks can cause fatty liver disease and drinking just two cans per day could lead to liver damage.