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Soft drinks are ubiquitously present everywhere. Whether it is a vending machine or a supermarket checkout, it is one item that is displayed most prominently. Also, signboards and television advertisements keep reinforcing how soft drinks are the one and only drink to quench thirst. Therefore, it is very difficult not to pick up a soft drink when you are feeling thirsty.
What many people do not realize is that soft drinks are full of phosphoric acid. This makes them highly acidic in nature. In fact, if a soft drink is left too long standing in a metal can, it end up leaching the aluminum of the can. So, this drink when consumed will have high levels of aluminum. Also, research has found that people suffering from Alzheimer's disease have high content of aluminum in their brains. So, it can be said without a doubt that heavy metals present in soft drinks can cause numerous neurological disorders.
Research has also found that people who consumed two to nine liters of cola each day end up suffering from loss of appetite, fatigue and sometimes vomiting. This is a condition that is referred to as hypokalemia. Here the potassium levels in the blood drop significantly.
Also, excess consumption of soft drinks can lead to higher chances of getting osteoporosis, since the acid in the drinks can leach calcium not only from the bones, but also from the teeth. In fact, scientists have found conclusive evidence to show that teenage girls who drank too many soft drinks on a daily basis had lower bone density. This means that these girls are at a risk of suffering from fractures at a later stage in their lives. Also, they could end up suffering from osteoporosis.
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