Sugary soda often called as soda or soft drink is a non alcoholic beverage that contains water, sweetener and a flavoring agent. On an average, Americans consume 50 gallons of soda per year. There are several health issues related to excessive consumption of soda such as obesity, overweight, dental decay, bone loss, diabetes, elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases.
Usually soda is available as super sized soda and small soda. The super sized soda contains 42 ounces of soda with 123 grams of sugar and 52 milligrams of sodium. An individual can gain 477 calories by consuming one super sized soda.
Soda is the leading cause of obesity among children in United States and it increases the risk of aggressive behavior in children. Soda can spike up the insulin levels in the body there by raising the risk of diabetes.
Soda has no nutrition value but leads to weight gain and tooth cavities. In modern American diet, soda is the largest source of liquid that they take when compared to water.