Did you know that a mere 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short-term memory, trouble with basic math, and difficulty focusing on the computer screen or a printed page. Caffeine has a diuretic effect, pulling water out of cells and body, further promoting dehydration. To replace the water lost from soft drinks, one needs to consume 8-12 glasses for every glass of soda consumed. So grab a bottled water rather than a can of Coca-Cola.
Besides the high caffeine content of 34.5, did you know that the active ingredient in Coke is phosphoric acid? It has a pH of 2.8 and can literally dissolve a nail in 4 days. Keep in mind that disease flourishes in an acidic environment. The phosphoric acid also leaches vital minerals from your body which can lead to Heart Disease (lack of Magnesium) or Osteoporosis (lack of calcium).
Soft drinks can interfere with digestion, are loaded with sugar, and can remove rust from a car bumper or any other metal surface. At PATH Medical we believe that one should avoid soft drinks. There really are no benefits to choosing a soft drink over water. So choose water!!
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.