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Know What: Drink that dries your health
Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, MAR 9:
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Published on 10 Mar. 2011 1:00 AM IST
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Come summer, lovers of soft drinks (carbonated water) ought to know what scientific studies have revealed-- 1 to 1.5 liters of soft drinks a day can raise risks of numerous health problems.
It is pertinent that soft drinks have become a trend especially among the youth. Do you know that this colorful liquid does not do a bit good to you? Instead, they add up dangerous toxins to your body.
Concerned about your health now?: Think before you gulp down; ask yourself what are you consuming? One may not realize how ubiquitous soft drinks are in our society until you try to stop drinking soft drinks.
We talk about alcohol/drug addiction or any kind of addiction; yes no doubt addiction to anything is bad. Soda-drinks? They are as much harmful and in fact have so many adverse effects on health. (See Graphic)
Diet drinks: Beware; Diet soft drinks contain aspartame (an artificial low-calorie sweetener). Although aspartame does not add up the calories it makes you feel hungrier and crave for food.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) no longer allows foods containing aspartame to be labeled as “weight reduction product “. Now it insists to label these products simply as “Diet Drink” or “Diet Food “.
Research also shows that aspartame causes migraines, dizziness and more over it reduces your memory. Some people who are addicted to soft drinks deprive themselves from food until they become victims of malnutrition.
The common habit: Also there is a very common practice of taking soft drinks when a person suffers from acidity or after heavy meals. However, this is wrong. The phosphoric acid present in soft drink competes with the hydrochloric acid of the stomach and affects its functions. When the stomach becomes ineffective, food remains undigested causing indigestion, gassiness or bloating (swelling of stomach).

 
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