(ORDO NEWS) — Carbonated, sweetened beverages can be enjoyed in moderation. But excessive, and moreover daily, use of such drinks can have a negative effect on various parts of the body. This is reported by EatingWell.
The consumption of carbonated beverages is often associated with weight gain, obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, non-alcoholic liver disease, tooth decay and gout.
In addition, adults and adolescents who frequently drink carbonated beverages are more likely to lead less healthy lifestyles, including smoking, lack of sleep, and spending more time in front of the TV screen.
Carbonated water is harmful to teeth
According to a study published in the journal Biomimetics, excessive consumption of soda can lead to tooth decay and tooth loss.
“Anything acidic and anything high in sugar can cause tooth decay or cavities,” says Scott Cardal, MD.
In addition to damaging your teeth, sodas and similar drinks can affect your oral health in several ways, including changes in your saliva and gums.
“Saliva plays a critical role in oral health as it helps neutralize acid in the mouth and wash away food particles and bacteria. However, drinking carbonated beverages can reduce saliva production, making it harder for your mouth to fight harmful bacteria,” says Ankit Patel, MD.
In addition, the sugar and acid in carbonated drinks can irritate and cause gum inflammation, leading to swelling, bleeding, and even gum recession.
Problems with digestion
If you drink sweet water often, it can harm the mucous membrane of the stomach. People with digestive problems are at risk. In addition, such drinks can raise blood sugar levels and increase the risk of insulin resistance.
Drinking carbonated water increases the likelihood of belching and gas discomfort. And in some people, water “with bubbles” can even cause diarrhea. Therefore, experts advise to drink more healthy drinks (soft drinks, juices) and clean water if you feel thirsty.
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