If you look at any soda label you will note many have phosphoric acid at approximately, 2.8 pH (very acidic) a soda triggers a massive emergency calcium (alkaline) flush to balance the acid. The body is safe at 7.3 pH to 7.4 pH, which means you are putting something into your body that is hundred of thousands of times more acidic that your body is! Diseases flourish in an acidic environment. Soft Drinks and other acidic food deposit acid waste in the body which accumulates over time in the joints and around the organs. For example, the Body pH of cancer or arthritis patients are always low. The sicker the person, the lower the Body pH. Don't ever use Soft Drink when you are sick with a cold, flu or something worse. It will only make it that much harder for your body to fight the illness.
So much calcium is used--it takes 5-7 days to 'detox', or restore this precious mineral. And these reactions use a lot of water--thus they are NOT hydrating your body as you might think. If you want to loose massive amounts of essential calcium from your blood, bones and teeth and dehydrate the body, use those drinks high in phosporic acid. It is like a free acid trip--well not that kind of acid trip.
The elevated levels of phosphates in soft drinks leach vital minerals from your body. Soft Drinks are made with purified water that also leach vital minerals from your body. A severe lack of minerals can lead to Heart Disease (lack of magnesium), Osteoporosis (lack of calcium) and many other diseases. Most vitamins can not perform their function in the body without the presence of minerals.
Did you know that drinks high in phosphoric acid does a great job cleaning corroded battery terminals, remove rust from metal or toilet bowels? Soda can eat through the liner of an aluminum can and leach aluminum from the can if it sits on the shelf too long. Heavy metals in the body can lead to many neurological and other diseases.
Soft drinks steal water from the body. They work like a diuretic which takes away more water than it provides to the body. Furthermore, the high levels of sugar in soft drinks steals a considerable amount of water from the body. To replace the water stolen by soft drinks, you need to drink 8-12 glasses of water for every one glass of soft drinks that you consume!
Your body needs 8 - 10 glass of water per day. If you are drinking soft drinks you need to drink an additional 8 - 12 glass. I'll do the math--you need to drink 16 to 22 glasses of water per day to hydrate and replenish your body's water requirement.
Soft Drinks never quench your thirst, nor your body's need for water. Constantly denying your body an adequate amount can lead to Chronic Cellular Dehydration, a condition that weakens your body at the cellular level. This, in turn, can lead to a weakened immune system and a plethora of diseases.
The high amounts of sugar in Soft Drinks causes your pancreas to produce an abundance of insulin, which leads to a "sugar crash". Chronic elevation and depletion of sugar and insulin can lead to diabetes and other imbalance related diseases. This is particularly disruptive to growing children which can lead to life-long health problems.
Soft Drinks severely interfere with digestion. Caffeine and high amounts of sugar virtually shut down the digestive process. That means your body is essentially taking in NO nutrients from the food you may have just eaten, even that eaten hours earlier. Caffeine triggers a similar body emergency, with more essential minerals added to the event. Consumed with french-fries which can take weeks to digest, there is arguably nothing worse a person can put in their body.
Last, but not least, Diet soft drinks contain Aspartame, which has been linked to depression, insomnia, neurological disease and a plethora of other illness. The FDA has received more than 10,000 consumer complaints about Aspartame, that's 80% of all complaints about food additives.
My intent is to inspire hope and a solution to hydration. Your body is primarily water. The more hydrated you are, the younger you look. Water transports nutrients, escorts toxins out, participates in temperature control, the focus of your eyes, pump of your heart, or your ability to comprehend words.
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