Do you know WHY colas, soda pop, or soft drinks, whatever you call them, deplete your body of calcium?
Carbonated beverages offer you nothing nutritionally. I compare carbonated soft drinks in the human body like water dripping in a cave.
Drip by slow drip, calcium dissolves out of your body.
Think about that.
I don’t think that cola machines have a place in public schools, either. Surely, they sell a lot of sodas, but they are depleting your child’s calcium needed for bone and teeth development.
And young athletes need all the calcium they can get.
A Geology Lesson
Caves form where thick layers of limestone rock containing carbon are found. Your body contains carbon. And calcium.
Water trickles through the soil, and it turns slightly acidic from the carbon dioxide in the air and from decaying plants in the soil. This acidic water dissolves the carbonates (carbon) found in limestone.
Over a period of time, the water fills with carbonates and other dissolved minerals it collects along the way. The primary mineral dissolved in cave water is calcite, or calcium. But iron, manganese, and other metals can be found in the water, as well.
These minerals are responsible for staining caves with beautiful colors. Water dripping from cave roofs form beautiful formations called stalactites and stalagmites. This mineral combination is known as calcium carbonate.
When you open a cola, it fizzes, right? The “fizz” comes from the tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide trapped inside.
Carbon dioxide is a byproduct of carbon.
Every time you breathe out, you put carbon dioxide into the air. It is one of your body’s waste products.
CO2 In Sodas
When you drink a carbonated soft drink, you are drinking dissolved carbon, like cave water. Burp the dioxide, and the remaining carbon flows through your body like calcium-rich water trickling through a cave.
The acidic water from the soft drink dissolves the other minerals in your body it collected along the way, specifically the calcium it assembled from your bones and teeth.
Your body disposes of the dissolved minerals by crystallizing the calcium in “your cave” (your body) in the form of bone spurs and arthritis pain.
Stalactites and stalagmites of the soul!
In a nutshell, sodas combine with the calcium in your body to form calcium carbonate, just as in a cave. This is not good, especially for the diet of young children.
Many people currently blame the problem with soft drinks on the caffeine or the sugar content. It is important to recognize the primary chain of events created by the soft drink itself as the fundamental concern.
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