Dr Witt Dr McGarrah Chiropractic Associates of Bedford

Soda – Friend or Foe

“A study on the relationship between caffeine and fertility found that just one caffeinated soft drink per day was associated with a reduced monthly change of conception of 50 percent.”

“It appears that increased soft drink consumption is a major factor that contributes to osteoporosis.”

“Soft drinks have long been suspected of leading to lower calcium levels and higher phosphate levels in the blood.  When phosphate levels are high and calcium levels are low, calcium is pulled out of the bones.  The phosphate content of soft drinks is very high, and they contain virtually no calcium.”

“Of the fifty-seven children who had low blood calcium levels, thirty-eight (66.7 percent) drank more than four bottles (12 to 16 ounces per bottle) of soft drinks per week, but only forty-eight (28 percent) of the 171 children with normal serum calcium levels consumed as much soft drinks.  These results more than support the contention that soft drink consumption leads to lower calcium levels in children.  This situation that ultimately leads to poor bone mineralization, which explains the greater risk of broken bones in children who consume soft drinks.”

“Soft drinks also contain large quantities of phosphorus, which when excreted pulls calcium out of the bones.  Heavy users of soft drinks will have osteoporosis along with their damaged arteries.”

“The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers calculate that for each additional soda consumed, the risk of obesity increase 1.6 times.”

“Adolescents who consume soft drinks display a risk of bone fractures three to four-fold higher than those who do not.”

“Sugar and acid in soft drinks so easily dissolve tooth enamel.”

“One liter of an aspartame-sweetened beverage can produce about fifty-six milligrams of methanol.  When several of these beverages are consumed in a short period of time (one day, perhaps), as much as two hundred fifty milligrams of methanol are dumped into the bloodstream, or thirty-two times the EPA limits.”

“PET bottling and packaging: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is used extensively in soft drink containers.  PET bottles can release small amounts of dimethyl terephthalate into foods and beverages.  Although the National Cancer Institute claims that dimethyl terephthalate is non-carcinogenic, these results have been questioned.  Some experts believe this compound to be carcinogenic.”

“Tests at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine by Roland R. Griffiths, MD, show caffeine withdrawal can strike people who drink a single cup of strongly brewed coffee or drink caffeinated soft drinks every day.  Further, Dr. Griffiths discovered that caffeine-withdrawal symptoms include not only headache, but also fatigue, mild depression, muscle pain and stiffness, flu-like feelings, nausea and vomiting.”

“Those consuming at least one cup of a caffeine-containing beverage per day, such as coffee, tea or soft drinks, were more prone to PMS.  And the more caffeine they consume, the more severe their PMS symptoms.”

Chiropractic Associates of Bedford
Dr. Michael McGarrah and Dr. Robin Witt
3004 Highway 121, Bedford, TX
817-283-5333 or 817-283-4088
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