- Carbonated drinks can damage your kidneys.
- Hypertension may also occur
The consumption of carbonated drinks before, after and during exercise is very common. People often consume these drinks to get energy immediately after exercise when they are completely empty. According to a recent study, carbonated drinks can lead to kidney damage.
The study was published in the American Journal of Physiology ̵
After thorough research, the results showed that regular consumption of carbonated drinks before, during or after exercise can lead to kidney damage.
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Soda or other carbonated drinks will not affect the proper function of the kidneys, but also lead to hypertension and diabetes. The consumption of at least two carbonated drinks per day leads to a proteinuria, in which protein in the urine is excessive, resulting in kidney damage.
Carbonated drinks and soda contain a lot of phosphoric acid, which leads to kidney stones and strains the kidneys. The presence of sodium and artificial sweeteners in such drinks also exacerbates the condition.
To avoid possible kidney damage, you can choose healthy alternatives that will refresh you and give you the energy you need. Fresh water is the healthiest option, but there are other options that you can try.
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Some healthy alternatives include:
Sugar-free juices: Artificial juices contain much sugar and lower nutritional value. You should choose fresh juice and do not add sugar.
Smoothies: With the fruit of your choice, you can make various smoothies. It's another healthy and tasty option that you can drink.
Coconut Water: It is the best natural source that hydrates you for a long time.
Fresh Lime Water: You can squeeze a lemon into a glass of water and drink it for a refreshing start.
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Written by Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff Jan 28, 2019