Dr Bollmann, Skin Care / Anti-Aging Expert
More Americans now drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sport drinks and fruit drinks daily. Sugary beverages not only may raise the risk of becoming overweight, but may prompt the onset of chronic disease (such as type-2 diabetes), and may compromise a person’s health span – the length of time that we are able to live productively and independently. Soda also can increase acne, and make it more difficult to treat. And the calories in sodas and fruit drinks certainly can add weight.
Research suggests that drinking sodas, which contain high levels of phosphates, may accelerate the aging process. The daily consumption of two sugar-sweetened soft drinks raised the risk of type-2 diabetes by 24%, and the consumption of two fruit drinks a day increased the disease risk by 33%.
People who drink diet soda every day have a 61% higher risk of ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, as compared to those who do not drink soda.
Eliminate sugary beverages from your diet, instead drink purified or distilled water, or – in limited amounts – tea and coffee.
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