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Fizzy/Carbonated Drinks

Fizzy drinks are packed full of sugar, calories, and ingredients you probably cannot pronounce should be enough reason to put down the can, but if still need more reason as to why drinking soda is hurting your health, here we go.

Along with spiking blood sugar levels and packing on the pounds, these drinks have been shown to make bones brittle.

Most fizzy drinks contains phosphoric acid, and shortly after you take a drink, it hits your lower intestine and binds with magnesium, zinc and calcium. Instead of those minerals reaching your bones, you pass them out of your system when you urinate, leaving your body depleted. Diet and regular soda both contain high levels of phosphoric acid, so switching to the healthier variety is definitely not healthier after all.

If you to take between 12-15 teaspoons of sugar directly into your mouth, there is no way you would be able to. If you do, you will throw up. Hence why they add in phosphoric acid to prevent you from vomiting.

It is thought that drinks such as lemon lime drinks or ginger ale, which are not linked to osteoporosis, lack phosphoric acid.

Though your teeth technically are not bones but they are an extension of bones as they are composed of many of the same minerals. Teeth are stronger than bones, but they lack restorative properties. So if you damage your teeth, they will not heal as a bone will. Drinking large quantities of fizzy drinks can cause tooth deterioration in more ways than just depleting your body's minerals.

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