Drinking Soda Research Paper

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There is nothing better than eating buttery popcorn or eating a juicy hamburger along with a cold, refreshing coke. The sweet beverage and its carbonation can become addicting. Most sodas also contain amounts of caffeine, which can cause other addictive properties. Soda is also cheaper from a vending machine or a fast food joint than buying a water bottle. It seems like a habit to get a coke when a person goes out to eat, or goes through a fast food drive thru, or goes to the movies. People are always so willing to frequently drink soda, but they never actually think about how unhealthy the effects of drinking these sugary beverages have on their body. Soda contains very high levels of sugar and calories. One coke contains 17 teaspoons of sugar and 240 empty calories that lack any nutritional value. According to “Food Revolution”, it would take the average adult over one hour of walking to burn off the 240 calories in a 20-ounce soda. The high amounts of sugar and artificial sweeteners place a lot of stress on the pancreas, which increases the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.…show more content…
Coke, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, and more of these beverages contain amounts of caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic which promotes the production of urine. Diuretics cause you to urinate more frequently. If you replace drinking water with soda your body cells will become more likely to be dehydrated. When these cells lack the hydration they need, it becomes more difficult to do their job, which is to absorb all the nutrients. It also makes it more difficult for the body to eliminate waste. Caffeine in soda also blocks the absorption of magnesium according to Carolyn Dean. M.D. Magnesium is vital for more than 325 enzyme reactions in the human body. This essential element also plays a role in the body’s detoxification process. Drinking soda puts a halt to this process and is also detrimental to the health of the body and it’s

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