Cold Drinks or Sweetened Aerated Drinks (SAD) are carbonated beverages. They are also known as cold drinks, soda, pop, tonic or soft drinks. Cold drinks are usually full of sugar, and chemicals.
They provide negligible nutritional value. Regular consumption of Sweetened Aerated drinks is not healthy and can lead to multiple problems or casualties.
Reasons to avoid regular consumption of Aerated Drinks:
Increases Diabetes Risk
Sweeteners and Caramel colouring present in SADs decreases insulin sensitivity that raises blood glucose levels that can increase the risk of Diabetes. Drinking SADs adds calories to the diet that further increases the risk of Diabetes. A single can of SADs contains almost 10 teaspoons of sugar that directly leads to Diabetes.
SADs are high in sugar that results in tooth decay. Moreover, by consuming SADs acid is produced in the mouth when bacteria and sugar are mixed, that causes plaque on the teeth and gums leading to cavities.
Obesity and Heart Disease
Regular consumption of SADs increases body mass and leads to obesity. Obesity can cause health problems such as Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes. SADs slowly and steadily increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Many Zero Calorie SADs use aspartame (artificial sweetener) instead of sugar that can be more harmful. Consuming aspartame causes various health problems such as brain tumor, diabetes, and emotional disorders.
Healthier alternatives to SADs:
Hidoc recommends avoiding all SADs. A person can choose to drink fruit juices that are available in fresh and packaged form compared to drinking SADs. Moreover, in most cases they are cheaper and easily available than SADs.