Reasons to Avoid Soda

sodaWith the holiday season full speed ahead, there are lots of parties and festivities, along with rushing around in the hustle and bustle. Sometimes during this time of year, we get wrapped up in what we are doing, and forget to think about what we put into our mouths.

Lots of holiday celebrations have not so healthy options for beverages, and sodas tend to be a go-to drink. Not only do sodas take a toll on your body, they can wreak havoc on the environment inside your mouth.

In fact, sodas are so harmful, some states are passing taxes on sodas quicker than they are passing taxes on alcohol. Also, before long, a warning label may even be added to sodas, much like those that you see on tobacco products, warning the consumers of the harmful benefits.

What happens when you drink sodas:

● The acidity of sodas is very close to that of battery acid. This acidity can wear down the enamel on your teeth, resulting in decay, tooth erosion and abrasion and other tooth
problems.
● The sugar in one soda is at least 100 percent of your recommended daily intake. So it can cause a sugar spike and complicate health problems like diabetes.
● The sugar also sits on your teeth, eating away at the enamel, once again resulting in decay and other tooth problems.
● Over time, the sugar in sodas will lead to weight-gain, especially consumed on a regular basis.

There are plenty of more things that happen to your body, but the point is, that sodas are not good for your body or your mouth. During this season, instead of reaching for the easy can of sugary syrup, reach instead for water, and allow your mouth and your body to have a Happy Holiday as well!