FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

Soft Drinks Only Do Harm And No Good

Soft drinks now become the beverage of choice for millions of Indians but this sugary drink increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. People who consume soft drink regularly 1 to 2 cans a day or more have a 26% greater risk of developing obesity, heart disease, gout, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis, insomnia etc. Soft drinks contain no vitamins or other essential nutrients. Soft drinks only contain caffeine, carbonation, phosphoric acid, sugar substitutes and food additives such as artificial colouring, flavouring and preservatives. clinical research studies found that consumption of soft drinks in high quantity, especially by children, is responsible for many health problems that include tooth decay, nutritional depletion, obesity, type-2 diabetes and heart disease. Phosphoric acid in soft drinks can severely deplete the blood calcium levels thus increases the risk of osteoporosis. Caffeine in soft drinks can also deplete the body’s calcium, in addition to stimulating our central nervous system and thus contribute to stress and insomnia. Soft drinks only do harm and no good. We should drink water whenever we feel thirsty. Water is the most important constituent of the body. Water is the best drink in the world!

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