Statistics discover that Americans enjoy drinking their soda. The amounts of consumed soft drinks are enormous. 25% of the drinks which are sold in the USA are mostly soft drinks.

In 2000, the Americans bought 15 billion gallons of soda, which is 12-ounce can daily for every citizen, no matter their age.

The Internet is full of information about the dangerous effect of this very unhealthy addiction. However, if that is not enough for you, in this article you will find more information.

Soda and Osteoporosis

Cola soda contains phosphoric acid and caffeine.

There was a test for bone mineral density in the Framingham Osteoporosis Study made on 1125 men and 1413 women in 2006 and it was discovered that the everyday consumption of Cola can cause a significant reduction of the bone mineral density in the hips of female subjects that are way more susceptible to bone loss if compared to men.

Some studies, say that the reason for this phenomenon is excess amounts of phosphorous that stops calcium absorption. Additionally, experts say that phosphoric acid in cola can cause calcium leakage out of the bones.

Another study discovered that drinking 330 mg of caffeine or 4 cups of coffee can cause bone loss. People think that caffeine can interfere with calcium absorption and it can cause calcium loss through urine.

That is why, you should avoid soda if you suffer from osteoporosis, or some disease that prevents calcium absorption, such as Crohn’s disease, and people older than 50.

Obesity

If there is anything that should be the reason for weight gain then it is soda for sure. Soft drinks are one of the biggest causes for obesity. One can of soda with sugar will give you an extra pound each month.

If you want to start drinking diet soda, we know that you will hate this one. Diet soda is even more dangerous, as it is full of artificial sweeteners which may cause an entire array of physiologic and hormonal issues that will be the reason for weight gain.

Liver damage

This drink is the worst thing that can enter in your liver. Excessive drinking of soda can raise the risk of cirrhosis and this is something which happens among chronic alcoholics.

Tooth decay

They can cause damage to your tooth enamel and we all know that nobody wants to see that. Soda is very acidic, and the chemical composition in it may cause even bigger damage to the teeth than sugars which are added to candies.

Kidney stones and chronic kidney disease

Your lovely Cola contains phosphoric acid, which can have an effect on your urinary tract. All of these changes can expand to the extent where eventually you kidneys will become filled with stones. If you drink 12-ounce cans you increase the risk of kidney stones formation by 15%.