Coke is bad for you, whether you snort it or drink it but the fact is we all love sodas. They’re fizzy and sweet and make a great combination with most of the foods, but it’s well-established fact that drinking sodas too often can wreak havoc on your body. Other than the insanely high amounts of sugar, they contain all sorts of ingredients that are terrible for your body.

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Here are some of those reasons that might convince you to be good to your body and stop drinking coke:

8. Vitamin Deficiency


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Coke contains phosphoric acid and caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic, which means it makes you pee more when combined with phosphoric acid causes essential vitamins and minerals out of your body, after when sixty minutes have elapsed since you drank coke.

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It might not be that harmful as a once in a blue moon thing but consuming coke regularly can really make your body deficient in minerals and vitamins that are vital for your body to function properly.

7. Dental Erosion


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As mentioned above, coke contains phosphoric acid as well as sugar. The acidity can cause the enamel (protective coating) of your tooth to corrode and make them more sensitive and prone to damage.

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The high sugar content can cause cavities. You pair this with low levels of calcium due to mineral deficiency, it won’t be long before you find your teeth in the absolute worst condition. If you want a perfect smile, it might be a good idea to stop drinking coke.

6. Mental Distress


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Intaking too much caffeine can cause anxiety along with sleep deprivation. It happens to be that a can of coke contains as much caffeine as a strong cup of coffee. It is proven that coke can be addictive and can cause dependence, due to which once you stop drinking it, it can cause headaches, irritability, lethargy, and in extreme cases even depression.

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If you have experienced these emotions when you do not drink coke like you normally do, it is a sign that you need to stop drinking it altogether.

5. Obesity

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A single can of coke contains 33 grams of sugar and no nutrients at all. Even though you are consuming all that sugar, coke does not satisfy hunger and our diet in addition to drinking coke can cause you to gain weight rather quickly.

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A prolonged use of coke can ultimately lead to obesity, which can pose a number of health risks such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

4. Skin Problems


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The other effects on your body caused due to the consumption of coke may not be that apparent, but this one is. Drinking coke regularly has about the same effect on your skin as smoking. And if you have ever seen a smoker’s skin from up close, you’d know it is NOT good. Due to the high sugar content, sodas have an inflammatory effect on the body.

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The skin becomes dehydrated, due to which the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles becomes more prominent. Furthermore, it can cause acne, exaggerate eczema, make your skin saggy and dull and may even cause inflamed, itchy skin.

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3. Heart and Blood Problems


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One of the great risks of drinking coke is developing heart and blood problems.

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Drinking coke regularly can cause you to have high blood pressure, which ultimately increases the chances of developing cardiovascular disease and in some cases can cause heart attacks.

2. Risk of Cancer


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Even though no direct link has been established between drinking coke and getting cancer, coke does contain benzene molecules in coke and its plastic packaging which can prove to be carcinogenic if retained in the body for a long period of time.

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So to eliminate even the slightest risk, it is best to stop drinking this beverage.

1. Kidney Failure


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Some people to eliminate the effects of sugar in coke, opt for sugar-free or diet coke, being completely unaware of its health risks.

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Diet coke no doubt does not contain any sugar but instead, it contains artificial sweeteners which are even worse than sugar and can severely impact your kidneys if you consume it every day.

It is established that coke is not only bad your physical health but also for your mental health. A simple habit can have an adverse effect on your wellbeing. Slowly and gradually you can try to limit the amount of coke you consume.

Article by BornRealist 

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