Diet soft drinks may wear at your teeth, potentially causing cavities: When Australian researchers exposed extracted cavity-free molars to regular or diet soft drinks, they saw erosion in both scenarios. This may be due to the acidic content—phosphoric acid is a common cola ingredient, whereas citric acid is a component of Sprite and other lemon—and lime—flavoured soft drinks. Carbonated drinks also prime the body to store more fat.
12 things that happen to your body if you stop drinking fizzy drinks
The occasional glass of fizzy drink won’t do you any harm, but if your intake is excessive it can affect your health. Cutting back on soft drink - even the diet versions - will have long-term health benefits.
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