BlackDoctor.org: Can Soda Kill You?
August 1, 2012
You’ve probably already heard countless reasons why soda is bad for you, but can it actually kill you? You already know that soda is basically sugar water with no nutritional value that can increase your risks for obesity and diabetes.
Now, there are a few new very disturbing soda facts that, trust us, you need to know about…
It speeds up the aging process.
Diet or regular, all colas contain phosphates, or phosphoric acid, a weak acid that gives colas their tangy flavor and improves their shelf life. Although it exists in many whole foods, such as meat, dairy, and nuts, too much phosphoric acid can lead to heart and kidney problems, muscle loss, and osteoporosis, and one study suggests it could trigger accelerated aging.
The study found that the excessive phosphate levels found in sodas caused lab rats to die a full five weeks earlier than the rats whose diets had more normal phosphate levels—a disturbing trend considering that soda manufacturers have been increasing the levels of phosphoric acid in their products over the past few decades. (Read more)