Video: You probably know that soft drink isn’t the best thing for your body, but have you ever wondered what would happen if you didn’t drink anything else? These are the health hazards you might run into if you down too many cans of Coke.
Having a can of your favourite soft drink every day isn’t going to kill you if that’s how you like to treat yourself. But if you replace drinking water with soft drink, you’re certainly not doing your body any favours. This video from the AsapScience YouTube channel shows exactly how soft drink negatively affects your body, and how drinking too much will lead to numerous health problems. Soft drink eats away the enamel on your teeth, adds extra calories to your diet that are easy to forget about and can age you at the same rate as a typical smoker (if you drink 600ml of soft drink a day). (At least high fructose corn syrup isn’t so much a problem in Australia.) Artificial sweeteners have their own set of problems as well, so swapping in diet soft drinks won’t help very much. You don’t have to give up soft drink entirely, but it’s not a bad idea to look into healthier alternatives so it’s not all you drink. And remember, if you’re thirsty, a glass of water is always your best bet.
What If You Only Drank Soda? [YouTube]