Which Is Better For Your Health, Water or Soda?

Health benefits of soda
Is soda good for you?

Water is better for your health than soda. Water is necessary to survive. If you are thirsty, your cells are telling you they need water. 

Soda may have some health benefits, but it will never hydrate you as efficiently as water can because the carbonation process makes the body reject all of the moisture in there really fast, so it leaves no trace or benefit for making something wet or moisturized after drinking it. Even if soda may contain added vitamins, they would not be comparable to what an 8 ounce glass of water would provide through rehydration alone.

There is no such thing as healthy soda–it’s just tasty but not healthy. You can’t go wrong with water, and it’ll fill you up, so you’ll need less food too. It also doesn’t spike blood sugar like a lot of other drinks do. And when you drink it before and during exercise, the body replaces lost fluids and helps support hydration in muscles that need to keep working to cool us down when we sweat. 

However there are various kinds of waters out there–depending on personal taste preferences people may also prefer flavored waters which add minerals to tap water or filtered water with added vitamins and minerals. 

Health benefits of drinking water:

Drinking water is needed for every metabolic process in the body. Symptoms of not enough hydration include bloating, gas, skin dryness, and fatigue. 

Water helps to balance out dietary salt intake and dilute acids in the digestive tract which may help with symptoms like heartburn or GERD. Athletes need extra water when they exercise to replace fluids lost through sweating- this prevents dehydration and heat exhaustion during workouts! 

Drinking water is often referred to as one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your body, mind, and soul healthy. It is a natural diuretic which can help release toxins from your system by increasing urine production. 

Drinking eight glasses of water a day also provides a temporary energy boost because it reduces the amount of time you spend waiting for your next meal. 

Water gives more power to brain cells-making them more efficient and requires less calories-, keeping the tissues within muscles supple without going too limp. Appetites are controlled by our bodies’ need for hydration as well as satisfying hunger signals that urge us to eat something before we grow too hungry or thirsty again.

Drinking water keeps you hydrated, maintains healthy kidney function, speeds your metabolism, improves energy levels and reduces constipation.

Dehydration can cause fatigue and dizziness. Persistent dehydration can lead to memory impairment, fuzzy thinking and excessive thirst. Dehydration has been shown to decrease intellectual performance in children. If you’re consistently dehydrated the eyes literally get bigger because the body tries to store this fluid elsewhere (i.e., under the skin).

What is soda?

Soda is what people commonly refer to as fizzy drinks. These are typically carbonated, often contain artificial sweeteners, and provide a large dose of sugar or artificially processed carbohydrates.

Soda isn’t just any drink that contains carbonation – it’s the food additive found in many other products marketed as soft drinks. Soda can be easily equated with added sugars since they are two parts of nutrition labeling requirements. You should also expect to find other ingredients like citric acid which is used for pH adjustments, sodium benzoate which acts as a preservative by preventing growth of microorganisms in beverages.

It’s an often sweetened caffeinated beverage, typically carbonated or otherwise artificially carbonated.

It is a drink most popular in the United States of America and Canada that comes in a can or a glass bottle. Its popularity has declined over time among people trying to maintain their health by drinking more water and refreshed drinks, such as iced tea. Despite this decline in popularity there are still many different flavors available for it including root beer, various fruit-flavored sodas, cream soda, caffeine free sodas made with stevia instead of sugar or artificial sweeteners found in other varieties.

In countries outside the USA and Canada the name “soda” usually refers to Coca-Cola which was invented in May 1886, by  Dr. John S. Pemberton, a pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Health benefits of drinking soda:

Drinking soda may have some health benefits, but the negatives outweigh the positives. Americans consume on average more than 50 gallons of sugary drinks per person each year. No wonder type 2 diabetes rates are at an all-time high in America, and have quintupled in less than 30 years! It’s being called a public health crisis.

Soda is one of the most toxic beverages to our cells because it contains phosphoric acid, high fructose corn syrup, sodium benzoate and brominated vegetable oil. 

Consumption of soft drinks has been linked to obesity through increased calorie intake induced by sweetener overcompensation, appetite deregulation induced by increases in blood-induced insulin levels due to regular consumption of carbonated beverages containing phosphoric acid or other agents that cause insulin secretion, metabolic changes related to carbohydrate content or weight gain due to artificially sweeter taste or caffeine content which could mask satiety cues; presumed increases in resistance towards leptin will also increase risk for obesity. 

Soda has no benefits for health, in fact there are many reasons not to drink it. Beware if you’re drinking soda on the sly; the bubbles in fizzy drinks may be doing more than just putting some extra spring in your step. 

Here are some potential side effects of constantly sipping soft drinks: weight gain, cavities, diabetes, acid reflux, depression and anxiety disorders of children who have dieted or lost weight with help from an artificial sweetener that contains aspartame (NutraSweet), decreased absorption of calcium and magnesium which leads to osteoporosis, increased chance of suicide for young people with mental illness who are especially at risk when they get lots of sugar cravings.

There are different theories as to how soda affects health, and the dangers of consuming large quantities of sugar and or other chemicals that may be present in some sodas.

Aside from increased probability for obesity, increased blood pressure and insulin resistance caused by consuming high amounts of carbohydrates, there is a risk completely unrelated to those aspects. Sugars go through our body as if they were harmful waste products such as alcohol does. When we drink too many sugars the toxic state will begin to age us prematurely showing on our skin which is already prone to dryness because sucrose causes an imbalance between potassium and saline levels.

The long-term effects of soda are not immediately evident, but they can range from headaches and mood swings to diabetes and infertility. Unfortunately, the side effects are often ignored until it’s too late.

Revisiting thoughts on diet sodas – please be aware that diet sodas may not actually protect you against weight gain – one study found that people who drink two cans of diet drinks per day had an increased risk for diabetes than those who didn’t drink any diet drinks. One potential explanation for this is that artificial sweeteners disrupt our attempts to regulate intake by tricking our brains into thinking we’re consuming sugar when we’re actually just consuming very little calories.

Conclusion:

Water is a much healthier option, and water is really good for you. 

Drinking too much soda will lead to dehydration (loss of essential nutrients like magnesium), high blood pressure (due to the additive effects of caffeine), elevated risk for Type II diabetes (insulin resistance due to the excess sugar intake) and may also increase your chances for kidney stones. Although drinking plenty of liquids including plain old water has many health benefits, it’s not good to over-consume any one type of liquid.

 

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