Doctors and nutritionists, with a large amount of medical data, oppose the consumption of sweetened beverages based on soda, energy drinks, and sweet juices. According to a study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, such drinks are responsible for the death of 180,000 people each year, about 500 per day.
As the researchers explain, their excessive consumption causes people to gain weight, and obesity in turn significantly increases the risk of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and even some forms of cancer.
In particular, scientists have calculated the amount of sugar and sweeteners consumed by the world’s population. Grouped data from 114 countries, thousands of medical publications, and research in this area showed that in 2010 in Latin America in the Caribbean region, the highest rate of diabetes deaths due to sugary drinks was recorded. In Mexico, the per capita consumption of sugary drinks is high, which is reflected in one of the highest mortality rates. In Japan, the level of consumption of sweetened beverages per capita is the lowest in the world. Hence the lowest mortality rate is associated with the consumption of these drinks.
Here are some good reasons for avoiding the consumption of sugary and carbonated drinks:
This consumption of a large number of calories, which leads to a significant increase in weight.
The use of artificial sweeteners, some of which are associated with cancer risk, is common in many beverages.
Due to the presence of phosphoric acid, such drinks destroy tooth enamel.