Five Reasons to Not Drink Soda

Posted by on Jul 30, 2012 in Blogs | 1 comment

There have been multiple studies done on why drinking soda isn’t good for you. Besides lacking any nutritional value, it has been linked to obesity and diabetes among other things. However, there are several other detrimental effects that come from soda consumption.

One major concern is the artificial caramel color used in colas. The Nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest conducted a study and found that two contaminants in the coloring have been linked to cancer in animals.

There is also the issue of “Mountain Dew Mouth.” Children who drink too much Mountain Dew typically have numerous cavities in their teeth. The same can be said for any type of soda with excess sugar. There’s also an added ingredient called brominated vegetable oil (BVO) that is used to prevent loss of flavor. Did you know that this is also used as a flame retardant in plastics? Are you sure you want that can of soda?

You can read the article in full to learn other reasons to switch out soda for a healthier beverage. Also, as always, free to contact us with any questions at 781-237-9071 or smile@wellesleydentalgroup.com!

1 Comment

  1. Great article! I agree 100%. Our teeth do not like soda.
    Ross@ Park Ridge Dentist

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