Research showed that in 2002, only 41% of Americans were trying to stay away from soda, but that number has increased to 63%. If we look back, particularly between the years of 1990 and 1994, the soda industry was growing at an incredible rate. As more and more people were drinking their sodas, there was an increase the amount of people who were diagnosed with diabetes and obesity. The soda industry claims to have nothing to do with it, however, the studies point to them having a large negative impact on the health of Americans.

Since more people are realizing the health risks involved with drinking sodas, the sales for soda companies has been gradually decreasing

Drinking sodas have direct effects on the function of your brain

Consuming sodas produce a variety of reactions within the body, the most substantial one being the brain. Studies show that the sugar content in these drinks are especially damaging to the brains of younger people.

The study looked at adult and adolescent rats who were given sugary drinks for a month. It was found that the adolescent rats had increased difficulty in learning and suffered from memory problems.

Soda is one of the worst things you can put into your body

When you drink it, the pancreas starts to produce insulin at a faster pace due to the high quantities of sugar. This can lead to insulin resistance problems, especially when you consider that a 20 ounce bottle of Coca-Cola has 16 teaspoons of sugar!

Drinking soda can produce alarming reactions in your body within just one hour

After 20 minutes of ingesting soda, your liver sends out a lot of insulin in order to respond to the sudden spike in blood sugar levels. The huge amount of sugar is then turned into fat. After 40 minutes, your body has had the chance to absorb the caffeine which causes the pupils to dilate and the blood pressure to spike. This causes the liver to add even more sugar into the bloodstream.

Within 45 minutes, your dopamine levels are increased which is where the brain gets the feelings of pleasure from. Research shows these effects are exactly the same as the responses people get from doing heroin!

After one hour, people’s blood sugar drops suddenly which causes a drop in energy. This often leads to people wanting to drink another soda to boost their energy for an hour again.

Stopping yourself from drinking sodas may be harder than you think

There is often an emotional connection between your cravings for sugary drinks. However, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a method that has proven to work for many people. It assists people in overcoming their addiction for sodas. Turbo Tapping is also another effective technique.

If you find that both of the above methods don’t work at helping you get rid of sodas from your diet, you may simply need to make some other changes. The main one being to drink more water! If you find the taste too plain, simply add in some lemon and lime juice to add some flavor.