Soft drinks or carbonated beverages consist of a unique chemical blend of sugar or artificial sweetening agents, caffeine, color, flavor and preservatives in water, injected with carbon-dioxide gas. All of these ingredients are extremely harmful for the human body and may lead to complex diseases like cancer and heart disease, according to multiple studies.
There have been many studies that have looked at the links between various types of cancer and fizzy drink consumption.
- Drinking just two sugary soft drinks a week increases the amount of insulin the pancreas produces and can double the risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
- Drinking just one fizzy drink a day could increase a man’s chance of developing prostate cancer by around 40 percent.
- Drinking just one-and-a-half cans a day can increase a girl’s breast cancer risk by percent.
- Some chemicals that are used to color soft drinks can cause cancer.