Nothing can beat this exhausted summer better than the cold beverages. Naturally, we people nowadays become prone to cold drinks, soda drinks almost on a regular basis in order to keep ourselves refreshed. Numerous studies have shown that drinking soda has the negative health effects, especially on the waistline and teeth. Actually, regular consumption of sugary drinks can bring numerous health problems including diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD and obesity and it affects pregnant ladies in the worst ways.
The immediate effects of soda have been well-documented. Research tells t that within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete, and the rest of the body also starts responding accordingly. Pupils become dilated, blood pressure rises, and the liver begins to dump even more sugar into your bloodstream.
Below is given some more harmful effects of drinking soda during pregnancy in details.
Reproductive System – The soft drink bottles and cans are made from cheap plastic and metal materials. Regular consumption of these drinks easily does impact the reproductive system. In particular, bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical majorly used in the manufacture of plastic bottles, is linked to hormonal issues, increased risk of miscarriages and lower fertility.
Weak Teeth & Gum – 92% of adults suffer from decaying tooth because of their regular consumption of soda. The acid used in soda weakens the tooth enamel and naturally, it is leading to tooth decay. Also, the sugar content further encourages dental decay. Soda also lowers the pH of the saliva, boosting bacterial proliferation and dental erosion. Diet soda is no exception.
Risk of obesity – According to a research, daily consumption of soda can increase the risk of obesity by 1.6 times. Overweight and thyroid must have a negative effect on the reproductive system as it interferes with the process and progress of hormonal functions.
Affected Lungs – Scientists have also linked soda consumption to an elevated risk of pulmonary complications, such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). According to Dr Zumin Shi, “The amount of soft drink consumption is associated with an increased chance of asthma and/or COPD,” as well as opined, “There exists a dose-response relationship, which means the more soft drink one consumes, the higher the chance of having these diseases.” During pregnancy, asthma must break the sound health system of baby and mother which is dangerous.
Affected Brains – High sugar in the diet can hinder many neurological processes, particularly those involved in memory making. According to the research, published in the journal, Neuroscience found that excessive amounts of added sugar can reduce the production of a chemical known as a brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). During pregnancy, it can bring negative outcomes on the baby in the womb too. The development of the brain can be affected by it.
Naturally, being a health-conscious ladies cut off the sugar from tea and coffee. But, in order to satisfy the thirst and cravings for sweetness, pregnant ladies like to take all these soda drinks in summer which should be the matter of concern from today and now. So, stop taking all such and stay healthy by means of some better home-made drinks.