Why Is Soda Addicting?
The term "soft drink" is basically a misnomer since the chemical make up of most drinks in this category is toxic to the human body. "Soft drinks" includes most non-alcoholic beverages: sodas, surely, but juice drinks and energy drinks are not left out of this group of dangers.
Remember: your body needs only water to sustain itself; nothing in soft drinks is needed by your body. Soft drinks are introduced at an early age by teachers, parents and other loved ones because they too have the addiction. It is sold as a tasty treat to refresh you, cool you, and fortify you, when really it's damaging you from the inside out. And it's legal.
The problems associated with soft drinks are serious. The damage that they do to the body begins when you drink it; your body may have to work extra hard to expel the toxins from the beverage. Many of the beverages enjoyed today make your digestive tract extremely toxic by introducing to your system any combination of the following, (rarely just one):
Consider the following scenario from Health Begins in the Colon, which occurs all too frequently:
A Drug Addiction Story
Instead of going to a drug dealer, a young child gets his drug from his parents, friends, and his school multiple times every day. He is innocent and does not even realize he has a tragic addiction to a powerful drug. This drug is not only legal; it is freely available to him almost anytime he craves it. This boy has been addicted to this drug since early childhood and suffers daily from the side effects of depression, attention deficit, acne, weight fluctuations, lack of self-confidence and self-esteem, fatigue, constipation, and anxiety — and yet he's only a child.
The boy continues to cry out for help, but no one listens. When he comes home from school, he has access to even more of the drug in his home. His parents and school teachers continue teaching him not to do drugs, not to smoke, not to drink alcohol, yet they are feeding his addiction with one of the most toxic drugs of all time!
Believe it or not, the "drug" in question is a common soft drink or energy drink perceived by most people as just another beverage. By age 14 (or even sooner), he is overweight and newly diagnosed with diabetes and a slew of other health problems.
He is ultimately prescribed daily insulin shots and other toxic pharmaceutical drugs as a "cure" while his life slowly begins to deteriorate. He continues this decline throughout his life until both of his feet are amputated as the final "treatment" for his diabetes. And to make matters worse, since childhood he was provided this DRUG by the people who loved him the most!
There are toxins that bombard your body and overwhelm the colon so much that your body can't always expel them efficiently. When you drink soft drinks you're voluntarily adding to the body's work. Retained poisons remain in the colon making it toxic. The damages that can be done to your body as a result of toxins built up are many, starting with the intestinal tract.