How harmful are carbonated beverages
Have you ever wondered what your body for the sake of drinking Coca-Cola and other carbonated drinks that are full of sugar goes through? The site Truth Theory made an infographic based on research. They showed what happens in the body from the time when soda is drunken and the next hour afterwards.
These are the results:
The first 10 minutes 10 teaspoons of sugar was found 10 teaspoons in the body, which is more than enough doses for the entire day.
20 minutes blood sugar causes a rush of insulin, and the liver is badly trying to convert all that sugar to fat.
40 minutes the caffeine is completely absorbed, pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and the liver releases sugar into the bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in the brain are blocked, preventing drowsiness.
45 minutes your body produces dopamine, which stimulates the pleasure centers in the brain, similar to heroin.
60 minutes the phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in the lower intestines and stimulates the metabolism. This is even more complex because of the high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners which increase calcium excretion. Caffeine has diuretic properties thus you urinate more often so that you lose sodium, electrolytes and water from the body. Leading to a decline in sugar, making you irritable and sluggish. Except that you lose fluid, also lose and substances useful to strengthen bones and teeth.
- Carbonated beverages are full of acids that damage the tooth enamel and lead to cavities while the artificial colors can stain the teeth. Only one tin can contain 39 grams of sugar, a daily dose - explains dr. Sameer Pate adding that prolonged soda drinking increases the damage that can occur to the teeth. It takes only 20 seconds for bacteria in the mouth start to produce acid, and will erode the enamel in half an hour. If you need 30 minutes to drink it all, then the harmful effects on teeth are considerably extended. Sugarless chewing gum helps reduce the acid in the mouth.
- Regular consumption of large quantities of drinks such as Coca-Cola serves to increase blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. These facts about Coke may shock you, but a good indicator of why it should be avoided - says nutritionist Ella Allred.
She explained that a large amount of sugar that suddenly comes into the body forces the pancreas to produce more insulin, which in turns increases the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Developing heart disease will benefit from increased deposition of fat.
- The caffeine in Coca-Cola destroys certain receptors in the brain that make us feel cautious and awake. After the the cease of the effects of the drink we become dehydrated, tired and sleepy, and again reach for energy stimulator. Sugar and caffeine stimulate the same pleasure centers in the brain as cocaine and heroin, we want more of that - adds the nutritionist.
Experts advise limiting intake of sugar in the body to seven teaspoons or cubes a day. In addition to other health benefits, it will reduce the risk of tooth decay in children.