Carbonated Drinks after weight loss surgery - Long Term VSG
What are carbonated drinks?
A carbonated drink is a drink that bubbles and fizzes with carbon dioxide gas. There is a natural process (Mineral Water) and also the man-made process (canned mineral water, soft drink or soda).
...But, are they bad? The overconsumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, dental caries, and low nutrient levels. Experimental studies tend to support a causal role for sugar-sweetened soft drinks in these ailments, though this is challenged by other researchers. "Sugar-sweetened" includes drinks that use high-fructose corn syrup, as well as those using sucrose.
Many soft drinks contain ingredients that are themselves sources of concern: caffeine is linked to anxiety and sleep disruption when consumed in excess, and some critics question the health effects of added sugars and artificial sweeteners. Sodium benzoate has been investigated by researchers at University of Sheffield as a possible cause of DNA damage and hyperactivity. Other substances have negative health effects, but are present in such small quantities that they are unlikely to pose any substantial health risk provided that the beverages are consumed only in moderation.
The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with weight and obesity, and changes in consumption can help predict changes in weight.
The consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks can also be associated with many weight-related diseases, including diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk factors, and elevated blood pressure.
Now that you know how Soda or soft drinks affect your health let’s talk about how it also is a bad choice after Weight Loss Surgery... Due to the gas that this types of drinks have in them they can hurt your stomach also they create a sensation of fullness (or bloating symptom) which can prevent you from eating your meal at your planned schedule and makes you feel uncomfortable, also due to the fact that they have sugar added (even if they are Light) they can stop the weight loss process and get you into a stall. So avoid them if you want a better achievement on your weight loss journey.
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