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School Name: Unidad Educativa Javier

Subject: English Essay

Topic: Negative effects of soft drinks on human body

Name:

Course: 6 Fima ``A´´

Date: July 25

School Year: 2010-2011

Negative effects of soft drinks on human body

Introduction …………………………………………… 1
History …………………………………………… 2
Production…...….…………………………………… 4
Weight-related disease …………………………………… 5
Bone Weakening …………………………………………… 7
Tooth Decay ….. .….………………………………… 9
Caffeine Dependence ……………………………………… 11
Alcohol content …………………………………………… 15
GovernmentRegulation .…………………………………… 16
Substitute with water ……………………………………… 18
Conclusion …………………………………………… 19

Introduction3

People drinks lots of soda in the world without the knowledge of the effects on their own body. It´s important to talk people and get them to know how a simple glass of soda can put our lives indanger, specially for the ones that substitutes water with soft drinks.

Soft drinks are very dangerous for human body. It is very importante that people get to know the negative effects soft drinks can have in human body, but it is very difficult cause soft drink producers are part of big companies that makes everything to avoid bad publicity.

Soft drinks contain high level of sugar , whichproduces high stress levels and contributes to worsen diabetes. Sugar also contributes to weakening immune systems because yeast and bacteria in the body feed on sugar. It can even speed the aging process when it becomes attached to proteins, which causes a loss in elasticity.

The potassium benzoate used in Coke products harms DNA in mitochondria of cells in the body, inactivating theirability to produce energy. Another health issue is that the recurrent exposure of the acid added to Coca-Cola contributes to the probability of tooth decay because of its reaction with calcium in teeth. The phosphoric acid is dangerous for those with a pre-existing stomach ulcer. Coca-Cola is also known to be a highly caffeinated beverage, and substantial caffeine intake acts as a diuretic and hasnegative effects, including hyperactivity.

History

Soft drinks trace their history back to the mineral waters found in natural springs. Ancient societies believed that bathing in natural springs and/or drinking mineral waters could cure many diseases. Some of the early scientists who studied mineral waters included  Paracelsus, Robert Boyle, Friedrich Hoffmann, Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, andDavid MacBride.

The earliest soft drinks were sherbets developed by Arabic chemists and originally served in the medieval Near East. "Alkaline Substances", "A kind of Saltwort" from which soda is obtained, probably from Arabic suwwad, the name of a variety of saltwort exported from North Africa to Sicily in the Middle Ages, related to sawad "black," the color of the plant. These were juiced softdrinks made of crushed fruit, herbs, or flowers. From around 1265, a popular drink known as Dandelion & Burdock appeared in England, made from fermented dandelion and burdock roots, and is naturally carbonated. The drink is still available today, but is made with flavorings and carbonated water, since the safrole in the original recipe was found to be carcinogenic.

The first marketed softdrinks (non-carbonated) in the Western world appeared in the 17th century. They were made from water and lemon juice sweetened with honey. In 1676, the Compagnie des Limonadiers of Paris was granted a monopoly for the sale of lemonade soft drinks. Vendors carried tanks of lemonade on their backs and dispensed cups of the soft drink to thirsty Parisians.

In late 18th century, scientists made...
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