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How the Addition of Sugar in Drinks Affects Chemical Properties in Drinks

Coca-Cola, Sprite, tea, and even coffee. All beverages with sugar are typically incorporated into our lives. Today, we'll see the effects of sugar in drinks and see if it's overall healthy to incorporate a sugar-based beverage into our lives on a regular basis.

"How does this affect us if it's only affecting the chemical properties?" Well, the chemical properties affect us, as our body also has lots of chemical properties, such as the PH of certain places. For example, carbonated drinks (more commonly known as soft drinks) have a PH of 2 or 3, which is acidic and can cause damage to tooth structure. They can also lead to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain.

"How can we stop this habit and stay away from it?" To discourage sugar in sugar-sweetened beverages, nonsugar sweeteners are to be encouraged due to their being good sugar substitutes and noncariogenic (noncariogenic means they do not promote caries or tooth decay), such as bulk sweeteners and intense sweeteners, but they can also lead to craving sweet foods, which is not ideal.

So what is my take on this, you might ask? With the right support from your dietitian and a step back from the sugars, you can stop drinking them altogether. From personal experience, I've found that restraining from eating a certain food or drink that may seem addictive for a little bit (3-5 days) will make all the difference and might stop the cravings for it.

Should You See a Dietitian or Nutritionist? (2019, January 3).

Find out through the link below if you should see a dietician or a nutritionist!


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