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4 Reasons To Cut Soda From Your Diet

We know that soda is bad for us. However, it can be a difficult habit to break, especially for those people who need their favorite soda to get through the day! Some people will even indulge in multiple cans or bottles of soda every day.

Reasons To Ditch The Soda

You’ve probably heard many times how bad soda can be for your health. But do you really know the reasons why? We’ve put together a few of the top reasons to consider leaving soda behind for good:

  1. Most sodas contain caffeine, which is an artificial stimulant. Like any artificial stimulant, caffeine can have an effect on your behavior, perception, and mood. It can also cause a crash after consumption, making you feel tired, moody, and lethargic.
  2. Soda can make it more difficult for those trying to lose weight. In fact, a single can of Coke contains as much as 160 calories. Over time, this will add up, especially if you’re drinking more than one can a day. Don’t think that diet sodas are the solution. They’ve been shown to cause a host of other health problems.
  3. There has been a correlation shown between soda consumption and sleeping disorders. If you drink too much soda, it can begin to interfere with the amount and the quality of your sleep.
  4. Lastly, soda can stain your teeth and have harmful effects on your oral health. If sodas are colored or dark, they will eventually begin to stain your pearly whites. In addition, soda is incredibly acidic and will eat away at the sensitive enamel of your teeth. When enamel is weakened or worn away, you will become more susceptible to tooth decay and dental cavities.

Dr. Kate Wilson here at Coastal Periodontics, encourages you to kick your soda habit to the curb! Not only for the sake of your teeth, but also for your overall health and well being.

To make an appointment, please contact our periodontics office located in Portsmouth, NH.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016
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