What Soda Does to Your Body
By Dr. Mercola
Once ingested, your pancreas rapidly begins to create insulin in
response to the sugar. The rise in blood sugar is quite rapid. Here’s a
play-by-play of what happens in your body upon drinking a can of soda:
* Within 20 minutes, your blood sugar spikes, and your liver responds to
the resulting insulin burst by turning massive amounts of sugar into
* Within 40 minutes, caffeine absorption is complete; your pupils
dilate, your blood pressure rises, and your liver dumps more sugar into
your bloodstream. As you could see in the report above, DeNies’ blood
glucose level was 79 at the outset of the experiment, and after 40
minutes it had risen to 111!
* Around 45 minutes, your body increases dopamine production, which
stimulates the pleasure centers of your brain – a physically identical
response to that of heroin, by the way.
* After 60 minutes, you’ll start to have a blood sugar crash, and you
may be tempted to reach for another sweet snack or beverage.
As I’ve discussed on numerous occasions, chronically elevated insulin
levels (which you would definitely have if you regularly drink soda) and
the subsequent insulin resistance is a foundational factor of most
chronic disease, from diabetes to cancer.
Aside from the weight gain, eating too much fructose is linked to
increased triglyceride levels. In one study, eating fructose raised
triglyceride levels by 32 percent in men! Triglycerides, the chemical
form of fat found in foods and in your body, are not something you want
in excess amounts.
Intense research over the past 40 years has confirmed that elevated
blood levels of triglycerides, known as hypertriglyceridemia, puts you
at an increased risk of heart disease.
Meanwhile, one of the most thorough scientific analyses published to
date on this topic found that fructose consumption not only leads to
insulin resistance but also decreases leptin signaling to your central
nervous system. Leptin is responsible for controlling your appetite and
fat storage, as well as telling your liver what to do with its stored
When your body can no longer “hear” leptin’s signals, weight gain,
diabetes and a host of related conditions may occur. So, as you can see,
fructose contributes to poor health through a number of mechanisms...
As mentioned earlier, soda clearly elevates your insulin levels, and
elevated insulin levels are the foundation of most chronic disease. Not
only does drinking just one soda per day increase your risk of diabetes
by 85 percent, it also increases your risk of:
* Heart disease
* Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
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