Drinking an occasional soda may not seem like a terrible idea until you start to look into what it could do to your body. Your parents likely warned you not to drink that soft drink because it’ll “rot your teeth”. I know my used those exact words when I was a kid reaching for a can of Mello Yello. In an infographic by Term Life Insurance, it shows that sugar and acid in soft drinks can dissolve tooth enamel. While that alone may not be enough to startle you a look at the graphic and how it hits your body might.
Sugar Overload is particularly interesting…
20 Minutes - After drinking a soda, your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar into fat.
40 minutes later - caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dialite; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness.
45 minutes later – your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women.
Click the infographic for full view and see more stats related to how soda can impact your health.