The average pH of soft drinks is pH 3.4. This acidity is strong enough to dissolve teeth and bones! Our Human body stops building bones at around the age of 30. After that it’ll be dissolving about 8-18% of the bones each year through the urine, depending on the acidity of the food intake( acidity does not depend on the taste of food, but on the ratio of potassium/ calcium/ magnesium/ etc. to phosphorus).
All the dissolved calcium compounds accumulate in the arteries,veins, skin tissue and organs. This affects the functioning of the kidney(kidney stones). Soft drinks do not have any nutritional value( in terms of vitamins and minerals). They have higher sugar content, higher acidity, and more additives such as preservatives and colorings. Some people like to take cold soft drinks after each meal, guess what’s the impact? Our body has an optimum temperature of 37 degrees for the functioning of digestive enzymes. The temperature of cold soft drinks is much less than 37, sometimes quite close to 0. This will lower the effectiveness of the enzymes and put stress on the digestive system, digesting less food. In fact the food gets fermented. The fermented food produce bad smelling gases, decays and forms toxins, which absorbed in the intestines, get circulated in the blood and is delivered to the development of various diseases. Think before you drink any soft drink.
Have you ever thought what you drink an aerated drink? You gulp down carbon dioxide, something that no sane person in the world would advise you to do. Few months ago, there was a competition in Delhi University “Who can drink the most soft drink?”. The winner drank 8 bottles of soft drink and died on the spot because too much of carbon dioxide in the blood and not enough oxygen. From then on, the principle banned all soft drinks from the university canteen.
Someone put a broken tooth in a bottle of soft drink and in 10 days it is dissolved! Teeth and bones are the only human organs that stay intact for years after death. Imagine what the drink must be doing to your delicate soft intestines and stomach lining!