Side Effects of Drinking Too Much Soda

1. Obesity

While this may be partially due to the types of high-calorie foods that tend to accompany sodas and fizzy drinks, a single can of soda packs 140 calories

2. Diabetes

Both regular and diet soda have been linked to an increase in type 2 diabetes. The sugar spike you get from soda forces the body to transform that sugar into fat in your liver.

3. Tooth Decay

Multiple studies have shown just how deleterious soda can be to your teeth; left in soda for sufficient time, human teeth will actually dissolve.

4. Receding Gums

The sugars, preservatives and artificial colorings found in your average soda can get trapped beneath your gums.

5. Excess Belly Fat

The refined sugar in soda is causing your blood sugar to spike.This sudden surge in blood sugar triggers the production of insulin and can turn that sugar into fat

6. Joint Pain

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that women who regularly consumed sugar-sweetened soda have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

7. Kidney Health Issues

Both excessive sugar consumption and dehydration are associated with increased risk of kidney stones, and soda just so happens to contribute to both.

8. Behavioral Problems

Researchers at Columbia University, the National Center for Environmental Health, and the CDC found link between exposure to BPA and an increased risk of behavioral health issues

9. Heart Failure

The British Medical Journal suggests that drinking sweetened sodas may contribute to heart failure, and it is closely associated with diabetes, obesity and uncontrolled blood pressure

10. Stroke

Soda is directly responsible for increased fat stores in the body, some of which can cause hardening of your arteries, including the ones close to your brain, increasing your stroke risk

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