Health Problems Caused by Soft Drink
As Daniel Reid, author of The Tao of Detox, explains, the sugary sweet, fizzy ‘soft drink’ is actually an ‘acid bomb’.
A 350 ml serving of Coke, Pepsi or similar drink delivers a sugar fix equivalent to about 9 tespoons of sugar straight into the blood stream. This instantly acidifies the bloodstream to the extreme point that without an immediate emergency response from the body, it would kill you in a mater of minutes. To counter act this rise in pH, you’d have to drink 32 glasses of alkaline water to netralize the blood pH.
Reid further explains that:
In order to prevent death by acidosis, the body reacts swiftly by drawing huge amounts of organic calcium from the bones and teeth and pouring it into the bloodstream to neutralize the excess acid and quickly restore alkaline balance. Calcium is the bodies most potent alkalizing agent, and this defensive response mechanism is one of the main causes of osteoporosis.
Soft drinks contain carbon dioxide, which is a waste product of human metabolism and a primary contributing factcor to blood acidosis. In addition, soft drinks contain phosphoric acid, which has a very high pH of 2.8. Since blood must be maintained at a slightly alkaline ph of 7.35 at all times, this causes a further drain on your bdies calcium resources.
2. Soft Drinks are extremely acidic
They can eat through the bottom of a liner of an aluminium can.
This can leach aluminium from the can into the drink if it sits too long on the shelf.
Alzheimer patients who been autopsied ALL have high levels of aluminium in their brains. Heavy metals in the body can lead to many neurological symptoms and other diseases.
Soft Drinks have a pH of about 2.5, bellow pH 6.5 means Acidity which in turn means you are putting something into your body that is thousands of times more acidic than your body is designed to cope with. Critical pH is 5.5 at which tooth and mineral will dissolve! Unhealthy cells flourish in an acidic environment. Soft Drinks and acidic foods deposit acid waste in the body which accumulates over a period of time. These wastes manifest themselves as joint problems and organ dysfunction. The Body pH of cancer or arthritis patients is always low/acidic.
Alkalosis is another scenario, in that your body could have a very high pH, this is caused by an acidic cell base. However, as a rule of thumb the more ill a person is the lower their Body pH.
Soft Drinks are one the most acidic forming substances that you can possibly put into your body, especially avoid these when you are ill, even with a cold, flu or something that may be worse, the acidic content of the drink will help to maintain the condition.
It will be much harder for your body to ward off any illness whilst it is also trying to correct your pH.
If you have amalgam fillings and drink soft drinks then having a soft drink will bring about what is known as an acid attack on the fillings and so leach out more of the mercury vapour in your amalgam fillings.
Combine this with the possible leakage from the aluminium of the can and you have a potent cocktail of acidity and heavy metals attacking your precious pH levels, as well as enabling disease processes that may be going on to consolidate or proliferate.
Soft Drinks acidity can remove rust from a car bumper or other metal surfaces like coins. Can you imagine what it’s doing to your digestive tract as well as the rest of your body?
3. Soft drinks steal water from the body.
They work very much like a diuretic, which takes away more water than it provides to the body. For your body to process the high levels of sugar in soft drinks it uses a considerable amount water, which is required for other bodily functions.
In order to replace the water stolen by soft drinks, you need to drink at least 8-12 glasses of water for every glass of soft drinks that you consume.
Soft Drinks never quench your thirst, certainly not your body’s need for water, in fact they make you want more of the same especially diet drinks.
The elevated levels of phosphates in soft drinks leach vital minerals from your body.
Soft Drinks are made with purified water that also leaches vital minerals from your body. A severe lack of minerals can lead to Heart Disease (lack of magnesium), Osteoporosis (lack of calcium) and many other diseases. Most vitamins can not perform their functions in the body without the presence of minerals.
Constantly denying your body an adequate amount of water can lead to a Chronic Cellular Dehydration, a condition that weakens your body at the cellular level most symptoms are DRYNESS e. g. dry skin, dry mouth, constipation etc. This can lead to a weakened immune system and all your system really needs is hydrating with WATER.
4. Soft drinks lead to a Sugar Crash
The high amount of sugar in Soft Drinks causes your pancreas to produce an abundance of insulin, which leads to a “sugar crash”. This abundance of insulin removes too much sugar from the blood stream leaving you with low blood sugar level. You feel tired, get forgetful, can’t concentate and need a sugar fix! You then repeat the process.
Chronic elevation and depletion of sugar and insulin can lead to diabetes and other imbalanced related diseases.
This is particularly disruptive to growing children and can lead to life-long health problems.
5. Soft drinks shut down the digestive process
Soft Drinks severely interfere with digestion, the caffeine and high amounts of sugar virtually shut down the digestive process.
That means your body is essentially taking in NO nutrients from the food you may have just eaten, even food that was eaten hours earlier. Soft drinks consumed with french-fries can take WEEKS to digest.
This can also lead to a syndrome where large proteins pass into the blood via the small intestine and cause allergic reactions.
6. Diet soft drinks and Aspartame
Out of the frying pan, into the fire! Diet soft drinks contain Aspartame, which has been linked to depression, insomnia, neurological disease and a plethora of other illnesses.
The FDA has received more than 10,000 consumer complaints about Aspartame, that is 80% of all complaints about food additives. Soft drinks with Aspartame left in the sun/heat can turn the drink into Formaldehyde
Ask anyone who drinks diet drinks how much they consume they think they are being healthy but in fact the opposite is true and these drinks also make you gain weight!
Action of Formaldehyde in Body
Formaldehyde is a very toxic substance. There is an increase in sensitivity to formaldehyde when there is a disruption in the methionine (sulfur) pathway. It has been listed as carcinogen by EPA, its vapours intensely irritating to mucous membranes.
Topical application (ie on the skin) may produce an irritant dermatitis.
Ingestion may cause severe abdominal pain, hematemesis, hematuria, proteinuria, anaemia, acidosis, vertigo, coma, and death.
Other linked symptoms and conditions are: Aching upper arms and shoulders, Asthma, Brain allergy, Candidiasis, Chemicals/chemical sensitivity, Chest pain, CNS disturbances, Crying Depression, Dizziness, Eye problems, burning eyes, Food allergy General malaise when in fabric or furniture stores, new buildings, new mobile homes or malls. Hallucinations – seeing things and hearing voices that are not there, walls move. Hay fever, Mucous membrane, Muscle spasms, Numbness, Paralysis, Pollen allergy, Rapid heart beat, Shakiness, Spaciness, Strabismus and Throat inflammation.