Artificially sweetened, carbonated drinks have detrimental effects on our overall health and this is a fact that many of us choose to ignore. Partly because we are aware how much it damages our organism because if we really knew we would never drink it again, let alone allow our children to drink it.
Extensive research has been done on the subject, trying to figure out the exact effect it has on our body and here’s what has been determined:
The first 10 minutes
Just one cup of carbonated soft drink contains 10tbsp. sugar, more than the advisable daily dose. In the first ten minutes after we drink the cup of soda, phosphorus enters our body which strengthens the taste.
After 20 minutes
Your glucose and insulin levels spike up and the sugar gets converted into fat in the liver.
After 40 minutes
Your body completely absorbs the caffeine from the drink and your blood flow speeds up. Your liver starts producing more sugar and your brain begins blocking the adenosine hormone, making you feel lively and energized.
After 45 minutes
Your dopamine levels increase as well, making you feel good, similar to the high addicts get from heroin.
The amounts of magnesium, phosphoric acid, zinc and calcium it contains speed up digestion. This has everything to do with the enormous amount of sugar and artificial sweeteners they contain, which limit the excretion of calcium through urine.
After 60 minutes
After a little more than an hour the diuretic properties of caffeine kick in and all the bone-beneficial minerals like magnesium, calcium and zinc are excreted through urine.
In the final stage the sugar begins dissolving in the body and your energy levels drops hard which may lead to mood swings.
Your body starts excreting all the beneficial nutrients and the water along with the carbonated drinks and deprives your body of them.
Last, but not least, consuming carbonated drinks significantly increases your risk of diabetes.