6 Health Benefits Of Not Drinking Soda

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Heart

f552a2a1e02c49eb886501be653e51cf?quality=uhq&resize=720If you quit soda consumption, you’ll be saving your heart from cardiovascular diseases; and reducing your risk of stroke and heart attack. According to Harvard University study, "People who drank the most soda were 20% more likely to have a heart attack."

Consuming sodas also increase a person’s blood pressure and their risk of chronic heart disease. If you cut back by 1 soda everyday (and eventually quit consuming sodas entirely) this would decrease your BP; and promote your heart health magnificently.

Kidney

Abstaining from sodas also puts your kidneys in better shape. Studies have proven that consuming sodas elevate your risk of kidney disease and kidney failure. According to Nurses’ Health Study, " women who drank a lot of diet soda every day had decreased liver function compared to women who didn’t drink soda."

Weight Loss

6f6ba9ee044b41a79bd359dd709563aa?quality=uhq&resize=720This is the fastest way to lose weight by cutting down on soda consumption. According to Dr Frey, a weight loss expert, "dropping a soda a day could result in reducing your annual calorie intake by over 200,000 calories (about 60 pounds) in one year." So drink more water and natural fruit juices.

Bladder

Soda is a diuretic, causing you to urinate frequently and with urgency. Soda consumption agitates your bladder and stirs up GIT and bladder infections. Abstaining from sodas but consuming more water; and natural fruit juices would keep your body and GIT healthy clean.

Bones

If you can abstain from soda you will be doing your bones a great lot of good; including decreasing your risk of osteoporosis. Replace such drinks with milk or other calcium-fortified drinks to strengthen your bones.

Live Longer

0c02ea34be7f4213acef045cc0b2773a?quality=uhq&resize=720Studies have shown that people who consumed excess soda had shorter telomeres in their immune cells. Having shorter telomeres increased their health risk of early death. Telomere units are protective DNA units situated on the ends of chromosomes. So the shorter a person's telomeres got, the more the person aged; and placed themselves at risk of disease.

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