Soda offers no important nutrients and they’re also full of sugar, especially high-fructose corn syrup. In fact, a typical 12oz can of soda contains around 35-40 grams of sugar, which is equal to 10 teaspoons! Excessive amounts of sugar can cause you to become overweight, develop high blood pressure, and even diabetes.
In addition to all of these health problems, the sugar levels and acidity of soda can wreak havoc on your dental health. Soda can weaken the enamel, causing tooth sensitivity, dental cavities and even decay.
Benefits Of Quitting Soda
Below are just a few of the many benefits of cutting out soda:
- Weight loss – High-fructose corn syrup has been shown to be partly responsible for the growing obesity epidemic. Consuming an excessive amount of sugar can negatively affect your weight and cutting out these sugar sodas can help you lose any unwanted weight.
- Digestive health – If you’re prone to digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, or diarrhea, soda may be contributing to these problems. The levels of sugar in soda have been shown to cause many different digestive problems. Cutting out soda and all other high-fructose corn syrup products may help to regulate your digestive issues.
- Healthier teeth – As stated above, the high acid content of soda has been linked to the stripping and weakening of tooth enamel. Additionally, darker sodas can stain your teeth, causing them to look yellow and dull. If you’re looking to improve your dental health, cutting out soda is a great way to start.
For more information on keeping yourself healthy, or to make an appointment at our Denver, CO office, please contact Denver Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.