Do cola drinks affect calcium in women?
All soft drinks use a phosphate buffer so the carbon dioxide does not become carbonic acid in the drink.
Carbonic acid is so toxic that it would stop people from drinking pop immediately. When phosphorus is absorbed into the body, the body matches that phosphorus with calcium, which has to come from your bones (where 98% of all calcium is in your body).
So, any soda pop, including cola drinks, will affect calcium in the body, and will be taken from the bones. This contributes to osteopenia and osteoporosis. Because women have a smaller bone structure compared to men, this hurts women earlier than it does men.
The other problems with soda pop include:
- 1. sweetener (the only thing worse than sugar is aspartame as a pro-inflammatory trigger)
- 2. acidity (which viruses, bacteria and cancer cells in the body like)
- 3. caffeine, which is pro-inflammatory, addictive, a diuretic, stimulant.
The major drink we should have is water, which may be flavored with lemons or limes.