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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CARBONATED DRINKS - A SILENT KILLER

sss sdd When we think about carbonated water,two names come into our mind, one is Pepsi and the other is Coca Cola. This article doesn't mean to hurt any popular brands or its lovers.I am trying to go to the depth of possible side effects of consuming colored, flavored, bottled,carbonated drinks.

What is the need to analyze the effects of Carbonated Drink?

1. Rising Diabetic cases around the world, where the consumption of such drinks are pretty high.

2. Rising esophageal cancer cases in countries having higher sale of carbonated drinks

3. No valid clinical studies so far done about these brands to find out the extent of its danger.

4. Usually all drugs and medical formulations are undergoing studies to reveal side effects on long term use. Unfortunately, such drinks, even though they are being consumed by millions for a longer period, there are no sincere studies till now.

Possible Side effects of long term Carbonated drink consumption

N OSTEOPOROSIS

N CANCER

N DIABETES

N ACIDITY

N PEPTIC ULCER

How Carbonated drinks cause Osteoporosis?

Due to the high acidic nature of such drinks, the stomach usually gets irritated and the presence of calcium will  acts as an antacid to counter its irritation. This Calcium mostly get available from the food that you eat with the drinks. If you are taking drinks without food, i.e. on empty stomach then this Calcium will come from the natural deposits of Calcium in your body; bone, teeth etc. Now think about a prolonged consumption of Carbonated drinks that result in massive reduction of Calcium deposits in bone and there by resulting in Osteoporosis.

How Carbonated drinks cause Cancer ?

You should know that all such carbonated drinks are highly acidic in nature. The pH of water is 7, but these carbonated drinks are mostly in 2 – 3 range. When you consume carbonated drinks, then it may cause hiccups or burps or acid refluxes in the stomach that pushes the highly acidic fluid to the esophagus, resulting in lesions. Early lesions may precipitate cancer.

How Carbonated drinks cause Diabetes ?

These drinks are usually served with large amounts of sugar in it. This triggers the beta cells in “Islets of Langerhans” in pancreas to increase secretion of Insulin. Prolonged use of carbonated drinks will give additional stress to the Pancreas and thereby you also will become a  new Diabetic patient. (Antidiabetic drug manufacturing companies always cheers this.)

This doesn't means that Sugar Free carbonated drinks will favor us. Read this article full and decide yourselves.

How Carbonated drinks cause Acidity ?

What else you will get after taking gallons of highly acidic carbonated drinks. Don't rush to your chemist for an antacid. Stop taking Carbonated drinks first and then keep your stomach cool for few days.

How Carbonated drinks cause Ulcers ?

After reading all above facts, now you can guess how these drinks cause peptic ulcers. I am sure that not only Helicobacter Pylori, but carbonated drinks also contributes its own part in developing Peptic Ulcer in human beings. These acidic drinks creates small lesions in stomach and intestine which ultimately turns into ulcers.

I HAVE READ SOME FUNNY FACTS ABOUT SUCH CARBONATED DRINKS. ( Not sure it is true or not)

Carbonated drinks can be used to clean a toilet:

Pour a can of Carbonated drink into the toilet bowl.after 1 hour flush clean. The citric acid in Coke removes stains from vitreous china.

 

Carbonated drinks are helpful to clean corrosion from car battery terminals : Pour a can of carbonated drink over the terminals to bubble away the corrosion

 

Carbonated drinks are helpful in removing grease from clothes : Pour a can of Carbonated drink into a load of greasy clothes, add detergent, and run through a regular cycle. They will help loosen grease stains

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17 comments:

h3sean said...

Thanks for this. It's nice to be reminded to take care of our bodies as it is the temple of God =)
also thanks for visiting my site. Saw your comment. This is Sean from h3sean.dexiqn.com/blog
Also thanks for voting for me. As you requested, I've returned the favor.

Kathryn said...

hello, thanks for voting for my blog, i voted for yours too, ahah and owh no! i just consumed one whole bottle of coke. =/ but really good info.

Kathryn said...

hey thanks for visiting my blog and voting for it. much appreciated! and i too voted for your blog, pretty cool info here! "oppsss i just consumed a bottle of coke". after reading this post.. cheers!

Kathy Gori said...

thanks for your kind comments! very interesting blog. my mother never let me have carbonated drinks when i was growing up so i never developed the habit.

Professor Guerrero said...

Thanks for the posting! I will cut back--you've scared the living daylights out of my thirst. I would like to put your posting on my blog...yes?

P.Reetha said...

thank you H3, Kathryn, Kathy and Prof. Guerrero for your nice comments

reetha said...

Dear Professor, You may post this in your blog, but with a link back to this blog.

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Vinay said...

Read your post from Indivine. Did you know that the acidic nature of the cola drinks is because of phosphoric acid, which acts as a preservative and is added only in the subcontinent. In US they do not add phosphoric acid.

Can you give me the source of the rest of the facts that you have mentioned?
Thanks,

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Anil Menon said...

With all these problems associated with the colas, I wonder how the official machinery is atill allowing its sale.

Rob said...

Great information, what it's not just sodas, but it's soda compounded with high fructose corn syrup, or worse, aspartame, that make them so deadly.

thetrafficweapon said...

awww.. hopefully i could stop drinking softdrinks now :(

great blog by the way :)
very helpful and informative

Bucataria Elenei said...

Very interesting post! Thanks.

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