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Lemonade and fruit juice contain plenty of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. In terms of the effects on your health these drinks are very similar to sodas. Too much lemonade and fruit juice can increase your risk of weight gain as well as chronic degenerative diseases. If you are craving lemonade try making fresh lemonade. This will be lowest in fructose. If you need to add a sweetener stick with stevia and avoid sugar as well as artificial sweeteners. 5. Sweetened Iced Teas. Sweet teas are another summer staple. However sweet teas are a summer beverage that you should be avoiding. It is a common misconception that sweetened iced teas are healthy for you just because they contain tea. Yes tea can be a great source of antioxidants. However sweet teas contain excessive sugars that are not great for your health. One glass of sweet tea can contain up to 22 percent sugar. With sugar levels this high drinking sweetened iced teas can actually contain twice the amount of sugar as one can of soda.
You can also call these toxins free-radicals. Many if not most bottled waters being sold on the market today are acidic.There are a few main reasons because of this. One reason is that just by storing any kind of water in a closed bottled it will become more and more acidic overtime. Another reason is that large majority of bottled waters go through a purification process that is either called reverse osmosis or distillation. Through this process water can lose many natural occurring alkaline minerals and thereby losing the alkaline pH. Without these minerals the water then will have an acidic effect on the body. However please let me note that not all bottled water has an acidic pH some either have a neutral pH or slight alkalinity. Bottled waters that are not acidic however most of the time still do not have any anti-oxidants and is still oxidizing on the body that causes cellular damage.
Some experts go as far as to say that drinking soda in many ways as just as bad as smoking cigarettes. For example diet sodas typically contain a chemical known as aspartame. This sugar substitute has more than 92 different side effects including birth defects brain tumors diabetes seizures and emotional disorders. Sipping on an iced-cold soda also exposes you to: Phosphoric Acid. Phosphoric acid can interfere with your body s ability to use calcium. This can lead to osteoporosis.Benzene. Researchers have found benzene levels as high as 79 ppb in some sodas. Benzene is a known carcinogen. Artificial Food Colors. Artificial food colorings including the caramel coloring that is found in most sodas is a known carcinogen. The artificial caramel coloring is created by reacting corn sugar with sulfites and ammonia under high pressures at high temperatures. Sodium Benzoate. Sodium benzoate is a common preservative found in a majority of soft drinks.