Effects of Soda on the Body

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Effects of Soda on the Body “It may seem harmless to allow your child to drink soda every day. Thinking that soda won’t cause the child any immediate harm is unfortunately common.” (Khara) Unfortunately for the United States, it’s one of the first countries to start drinking soft drinks. Soda can also be termed as soft drink, coke or fizzy drink and is consumed by all ages worldwide. (Khara) Soft drinks can cause tooth decay, dehydration, obesity and more, and also contain tons of preservatives and artificial sweeteners. It isn’t just parents giving their children soda, it’s also the school districts providing more unhealthy choices and minimal nutritional items, such as milk or water, and fruits and vegetables. From 1985 to 1997, school districts decreased the amount of milk they bought by nearly thirty percent and increased purchases of soda by one-thousand and one-hundred percent. (Roberts) About fifty-six to eighty-five percent of school age children consume at least one soft drink daily. (Roberts) Children these days are not getting enough calcium, mainly because of the large consumption of soft drinks. Instead of grabbing a glass of milk, most kids, teens and adults would rather drink soda. The effects of the preservatives and artificial sweeteners can break down the enamel on your teeth, making them prone to rotting. The reason that most people who drink to much soda have or are more prone to rotting teeth, cavities, etc., is because sugary drinks coat you teeth, gums and tongue for hours after you drink them, and most people don’t rinse or brush their teeth right after drinking soda. (Anne) When tooth decay starts to reach the nerve, the root, and the area at the base of the tooth, the tooth may die and, if let untreated, an abscess can develop. (Term Life Insurance) Drinking soda through a straw can help prevent corroding your teeth because the

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