We already know that soda and other sugary drinks are a major reason for the obesity epidemic in our country, which affects more than one in three adults and about 17 percent of children.
We already know that regular soda can also contribute to heart disease, type II diabetes, stroke, cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Science tells us that soda consumption causes a spike in blood sugar, which leads to an insulin burst that converts sugar into fat. When caffeine is absorbed, pupils become dilated, blood pressure rises, and the liver sends more sugar into the blood stream.
And that’s just in the first hour. Continue reading