Regular consumption of carbonated drinks can be extremely costly to our health.
-Most carbonated soft drinks are high in phosphoric acid, which provides a large amount of inorganic phosphorous in the diet, a nutrient that the body needs in only small amounts. A high consumption of phosphorous has been linked to increased bone loss, as it disrupts the finely regulated calcium:phosphorous ratio, which should ideally be kept in a ratio 10:4. If the ratio drifts from this optimal range we begin to lose calcium from the bones. So any type of carbonated beverage can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis.
-Carbonated drinks are also very acidic and put pH out of balance. Soft drinks contribute to high caloric intake.
-Soft drinks contain caffeine, which is a nervous system stimulant that curses stress on the adrenal glands and other areas of our body, contributing to nervous stomach, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, increased mineral loss from the body and other health problems.
Choose water instead. Put a little lemon or lime for added flavour. Water is the perfect beverage. Try making lemonade with fresh squeezed lemon juice, water and little stevia or coconut sugar. If you crave carbonated drinks try making the lemonade with sparkling water.