Negative Essay: How Soda Affect Our Digestive System
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When the soda began to be commercialized in the 18th century, it began to be sold as a cure for the variety of illnesses. Soda was initially sold in pharmacies and was mixed with some medicines to get a better flavor, but soda became a popular part of the American culture and nowadays soda is sold as a drink. But, is soda good for our digestive system? Are we hurting our digestive system with this drink? Why do people continue drinking soda if now is not used as a medicine?
With this in mind, I decided to have three main topics: How does soda affect our digestive system? How does sod lead to addiction? Why does the body of some people asks for soda when they perform certain actions (digestion, smoking...)?
Soda affect our digestive system…show more content… The first main topic “How does soda affect our digestive?” this topic and the one of addiction are the ones where people are really affected and have serious problems.
Soda has caffeine and caffeine affect our digestive system in a way that increases alertness, accelerates our metabolism and enhances mood. Caffeine reaches its peak level in your digestive system within one hour of consumption and can stay at peak levels for up to six hours. Caffeine increases the acidity and amount of gastric secretions this cause irritation of the intestinal lining can occur and can lead to upset stomach, which means that caffeine is acidic. Excessive amounts of caffeine affect really bad your stomach and intestines because caffeine can cause ulcers and gastritis, and can get worse if you have gastrointestinal problems. This problem can be caused by the carbon dioxide which is founded in the carbonated beverages because they are charged with this compound. Scientific evidence proposes that the main problems or actions caused by the carbon dioxide occur in the oral cavity, esophagus, and stomach. Some studies show an association between the carbonated beverages and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Symptoms appear when the consumer has consumed 300ml of a