How Beverages can effect your Health?


Recent research has shown that coffee, in particular, may help prevent diseases like stroke and certain cancers, lower our risk of Parkinson’s and dementia, and boost our concentration and memory.

It increases anxiety and disrupts sleep patterns, leading to a vicious cycle of restless sleep, Caffeine interacts with some medications, including thyroid medication, psychiatric and depression drugs, the antibiotic Cipro and the heartburn drug Tagamet. It increases blood sugar levels, making it harder for those with type 2 diabetes to manage their insulin, according to a number of studies; it also can slightly raise blood pressure. Caffeine potentially leads to some spinal bone loss in postmenopausal women if they typically drink more than three cups, or 300 mg of caffeine, a day, but don’t get enough calcium in their diet, An older woman should make sure she gets at least 800 mg of calcium daily — through food or supplements.


SODA’s (Carbonated Soft Drinks)

Soda is one of the most consumed beverages across the globe. As soon as soda’s swallowed, the pancreas is notified and rapidly begins to create insulin in response to the sugar. Insulin is a hormone the body uses to move sugar from food or drink into the bloodstream, where cells are then able to use sugar for energy. Within just 20 minutes, blood sugar levels spike and the liver responds to the insulin by turning sugar into fat for storage. Within 45 minutes of gulping down a single 20-ounce glass of soda, caffeine from the drink is fully absorbed, and as a result your pupils dilate and blood pressure rises. The body produces more dopamine, which stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain — just like a low-grade line of cocaine. Those who drank a sugary beverage each day had a 20 percent increased risk of having a heart attack. The high fructose corn syrup — a cheap replacement for cane sugar — has been associated with increased risk of metabolic syndrome, which leads to diabetes and heart disease.

Advantages: Nothing.



As per Bone Health  Expert Dr.Robert P Heany, MD – Carbonation in soft drinks may not harm the bones. carbonated waters rich in calcium and other minerals can actually improve measures of skeletal metabolism in postmenopausal women with low calcium intakes. His research determined that caffeine-free soft drinks had no net effect on urinary calcium loss.

Advantages: Adds calcium and minerals to the body (Only caffeine-free soft drinks).

Disadvantages: Large amounts of Sugars are turned into Fat in the Liver. Glucose is the natural source of energy and it will be metabolized by every cell in the body, however, the drinks are made up of Fructose (High Fructose Corn Syrup) which can only metabolized by Liver. Sugary drinks are the easiest (and most common) way to consume excessive amounts of fructose. When we consume too much, in the context of a high-carb, high-calorie Western diet, the liver becomes overloaded and turns the fructose into fat. Some of the fat gets shipped out as blood triglycerides, while part of it remains in the liver. Over time, this can contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. High consumption of fructose Also causes accumulation of visceral fat, the dangerous fat that leads to metabolic disease.


calcium, phosphorus and protein are important nutrients for bone health because bone is largely composed of these constituents. Vitamin C is important because it plays a role in the synthesis of collagen, the primary protein in the structural matrix that supports bone. Magnesium, the B vitamins, vitamin K, fluoride, zinc, manganese, and copper are other micronutrients that play a role in bone health. And, of course, bones need calcium and the body needs vitamin D to properly absorb calcium and ensure proper osteoblast function.

Juicing doesn’t give your body access to more nutrients; it actually decreases nutrient availability. When you juice a fruit or vegetable, you remove all of the fiber, a key healthy characteristic of fruits and vegetables. There aren’t any benefits to drinking fruit juice over eating whole fruits. In fact, eating whole fruit is a better choice. In regards to vegetables, the only benefit to vegetables juices is that it might enhance your consumption of vegetables; but you’ll miss out on some key health benefits by juicing.

There is evidence from observational studies that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to an increased risk of cancer (Pancreatic cancer). The acids in soda & soft drinks cause an acidic environment in the mouth, while the sugar feeds harmful bacteria that reside in mouth. This can have severe adverse effects on dental health (Dental carries, Tooth decay etc.,)

Conclusion: Eat lot of Fruits and Vegetables (3000 calories) daily and do lot of work (walk 10 kilometers per day or do exercise for an hour) for healthy life, avoid more Carbohydrates (Rice and its by-products), eat balanced food with nutrients and proteins.


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