The ingredient that is the culprit here is a horrific concoction called phosphoric acid. These drinks also contain malic acid, carbonic acid, and erythorbic acid, among other things. The malic acid and citric acids found naturally in fruits and vegetables are of a nature that turn alkaline in the system. The ones to be found in soft drinks remain acid because they are fractionated and usually extracted with heat. The only difference between regular and diet sodas is that instead of sugar a substitute is used, so harmful that each container has to have a warning on the label just like cigarettes. Plus most sodas contain our old nemesis, caffeine. Some of additives used are coal-tar derivates, another carcinogen. When soft drinks are taken with food, it leads to fermentation instead of good digestion. People, who frequently drink soft drinks, can never really quench their thirst, because their bodies increasingly run out of water.
Soft drinks have long been suspected of leading to lower calcium levels and higher phosphate levels in the blood. When phosphate levels are high and calcium levels are low, calcium is pulled out of the bones.
The more soft drinks consumed, the lower the calcium level.
The link between soft-drink consumption and bone loss is going to become even more significant as children who were practically weaned on soft drinks reach adulthood. The severe negative impact that soft drinks exert on bone formation in children was clearly demonstrated in a study that examineed fifty-seven children with low blood calcium levels, aged eighteen months to fourteen years.
It’s criminal that such a lethal beverage is so routinely given to our children. The caffeine should be a reason enough not to give it to children. It’s interesting that most parents won’t allow their children to drink coffee, but they condone caffeinated soft drinks.
Cola is loaded with habit-forming caffeine so that once the victim becomes accustomed to the stimulant, he or she cannot very well get along without it.