Toilet bowl cleaner sloshes around your mouth. Stain, rust, and grease remover slithers down your throat. Snail and slug exterminating solution clings to your insides, wrecking you from the inside out.
This is your reality.
Deny it if you must, but this is the ugly truth for those who drink Coca-Cola. Now, this may be a dramatic way to present the conversation on soda’s unapologetic, destructive nature but dramatic or not, it’s true. Although those adorable Coca-Cola polar bears summon an audible ‘awww’ from me every Christmas season and glass Coca-Cola bottles induce intense feelings of nostalgia that make my heart take a direct hit of the warm and fuzzies, I’m well aware that Coca-Cola, and soda in general, is a short-term high with a long-term debt.
Soda is linked to weight gain, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, belly fat, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, leptin resistance, cancer, heart disease, and dementia, among other things. And for those who think drinking diet soda is a badge of honor representing healthy life choices, diet soda is linked to heart attacks, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, dementia, stroke, and liver problems,