Who doesn't like to end their long, busy day with a little something sweet? Enjoying a drink before hitting the sack is something most people probably love doing to unwind and relax. And while it's true that some drinks do manage to release stress and help in providing decent sleep, there are other beverages that may end up doing more harm than good. Soda is one such example of drinks that are not very good for your health and whatever you do, do your best to avoid consuming it before getting some shut-eye.
Sodas contain enough quantity of caffeine and sugar to not only keep you up for longer but also immensely harm your body in the longer run. Here's how regular intake of soda before bed can dismantle your body internally.
#1 - Increased risk of getting type 2 diabetes
More than 13% of American adults are suffering from this life degrading condition, which makes it even more important to focus on our lifestyles and eating habits. Sodas or carbonated drinks contain a high amount of sugar. The sugar in drinks like sodas doesn’t provide any energy— rather, it spikes up the blood glucose levels. Consuming these drinks on a regular basis can put you in a vulnerable spot and vulnerable to illnesses like 2 diabetes.
#2 - Unexplained weight gain
Drinking soda on a daily basis can lead to potential weight gain. How? Well, when we consume excess calories for a long time that aren't needed or properly burned by the body, it can lead to weight gain. Soda contains a ton of calories, and the worst part is that they won't even keep you full, leading to medical conditions like diabetes, dental cavities, and obesity, among others.
#3 - Degradation of oral health
Every individual goes through a time in their lives when their orthodontist warns them to not have sugary drinks. Consuming soda regularly is not something you should be doing if you value the health of your teeth. The sugar in the drink causes germs and bacteria to cause havoc in your mouth and damage your teeth. Over time, this can cause cavities and damage to your enamel.
To sum up
We aren't asking you to stop consuming soda completely. But you can be mindful about drinking them every once in a while so that they don't end up affecting your overall health.