Best Health Drinks available in market: Carbonated V/s 100% Natural Drinks
On an average, Americans consume more than 50 gallons of carbonated soft drinks each year, according to the 2005 USDA report, “Contributions of Nonalcoholic Beverages to the U.S. Diet.” Although the ingredients in carbonated drinks are deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration, these beverages may cause side effects, especially if you consume them on a regular basis. Familiarizing yourself with the possible side effects of carbonated drinks can help you make informed nutrition choices.
Drinking high-sugar soft drinks is most commonly associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain. Listed below are some common side-effects of these sodas.
IT CAN CAUSE TOOTH DECAY
Regular and diet carbonated soft drinks can harm your teeth.
Your mouth contains bacteria that feed on sugar, producing chemicals that can break down the hard enamel of your teeth. A cavity forms when erosion of the enamel exposes the soft, inner core of your tooth. When you drink sweetened, carbonated soda, the sugar remains in your mouth, promoting the processes that lead to tooth decay.
The acid in these carbonated drinks further increase the likelihood of developing cavities, because these chemicals also slowly erode the enamel of your teeth.
BELCHING AND HEARTBURN
Carbonated beverages contain dissolved carbon dioxide, which becomes a gas when it warms to body temperature in your stomach. Consuming carbonated soft drinks may cause repeated belching as your stomach stretches from the accumulation of carbon dioxide gas.
Food and stomach acid may come up your food pipe as you belch, causing heartburn and a sour taste in your mouth.
INCREASED RISK OF OBESITY
Consuming sugar-sweetened, carbonated drinks adds calories to your diet, which may increase risk of being over-weight and obese.
In an April 2007 article published in the “American Journal of Public Health,” Lenny Vartanian, Ph.D., and colleagues report that the risk of being over-weight and obese associated with consumption of sugar-sweetened, carbonated beverages is greater for women than men and for adults compared to children and adolescents.
Obesity is a high-risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoarthritis.
Consumption of carbonated soft drinks can adversely affect your overall nutrient intake. Drinking these beverages may reduce your consumption of proteins, starch, dietary fiber and vitamin B-2, also known as riboflavin.
People who drink carbonated beverages also tend to eat less fruit and drink less fruit juice compared to those who do not drink sodas.
REDUCED BONE STRENGTH
If you are a woman, consumption of cola-type, carbonated drinks may reduce your bone strength.
In an October 2006 article published in “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” nutrition scientist Katherine Tucker, Ph.D., and colleagues report that women who consume regular and diet cola tend to have weaker hipbones compared to those who do not drink these beverages.
The authors note that the degree of bone weakness correlates to the amount of cola consumed.
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7 benefits of OMH's Power Box that make this drink the humble hero of all time
Whether it’s indigestion you’re worried about or the rising heat, a refreshing drink is what you need to revive the energy back in action.
OMH's Power Box is made by roasting Bengal gram or (kala chana) in sand. With the help of a sieve, sand is strained and the roasted Bengal gram is pounded to a powder until it becomes a flour.
Our drink is rich in iron, sodium, fiber, protein, and magnesium. You just need to mix it in water and drink it. All toxins from your body will be flushed out. It will also give you relief from stomach-related problems.
1. IMPROVES BOWEL MOVEMENTS
Having OMH Power Box on an empty stomach in the morning is considered to do wonders for the body. It helps the digestive tract function properly. The salt, iron and fiber found in sattu reduces stomach-related issues and improves bowel movement.
According to a study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, dietary fiber intake can increase stool frequency in people with constipation and improve bowel movement.
2. FLUSHES OUT TOXINS FROM BODY
Sattu is a detoxifying agent that helps destroy toxic substances from your body and intestines. It also energises the body and protects it from several health disorders.
3. KEEPS THE CODY COOL
Sattu has properties that help keep the body cool and hydrated throughout the day. A glass of sattu sharbat every day can keep your system cool and even prevent indigestion.
4. BEST FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
Sattu is low in glycemic index which makes it one of the best foods for people with diabetes.
According to scientists, diets with a high glycemic index may predispose to higher blood glucose and insulin concentrations, glucose intolerance and risk of type 2 diabetes. However, low dietary GI and GL have protective effects on the body. It also helps regulate blood pressure. Rich in fibre, sattu is great for people suffering from high cholesterol.
5. AIDS IN WEIGHT LOSS
If you are looking to shed those extra kilos, you should start consuming sattu. It helps reduce bloating and also enhances metabolism and burns calories effectively.
According to a study published in Journal Advances in Nutrition, legumes have beneficial effects on weight loss.
6. IMPROVES APPETITE
According to experts, sattu contains potassium and magnesium that helps in improving appetite.
7. ENHANCES ENERGY LEVELS
Having sattu stimulates red blood cells to grow faster in the body, thanks to its iron content. With more red blood cells, the body gets more oxygen which provides adequate energy to you throughout the day.
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