The question you may really want to ask is? – Dr. Rob America’s Fitness Doctor®
What does drinking soda do for my body? The answer is equivocal. Read the back of the can. Carbonated water, citric acid, citrate, potassium benzoate, phosphoric acid, high-fructose corn syrup (lots of calories and no nutrition), aspartame (may cause cancer), caffeine (a stimulant known to cause caffeinism) and many other chemicals. Which one of these does your body require? The answer is none. So why would you want to consume a liquid that does not offer your body any nutrition or definite benefit.
Though probably drinking a soda a day is most likely not going to hurt you, there are no known benefits to soda. I have seen however high amounts of soda consumption (4-6 cans/day) that has led to multiple ailments such as; obesity, fatigue, indigestion, gastro-esophageal reflux, rapid heart beat, anxiety, hyperactivity, tooth decay, tremors and headaches to name a few. If you are trying to live an active lifestyle with healthy eating habits and want to improve your results and feel better, I strongly suggest eliminating soda consumption from your dietary plan. And consume the one liquid that your body does require, which is WATER.
Let me tell you about one of my patients. “Mary” was drinking nineteen 20-ounce Mountain Dew bottles per day. This is an astronomical consumption of soda on a daily basis. The math on this is as follows: one, 20-ounce Mt. Dew is 290 calories, and 290 calories times 19 is 5,510 calories. She consumed 5,510 calories from soda on a daily basis! Mary’s complaints included headaches; fatigue, indigestion, rapid weight gain, anxiety, and an overall feeling of “I just don’t feel good”. Not surprising, considering she was taking in over 5,000 non-nutritional calories per day in soda. Needless to say she was consuming far too many calories per day, not to mention all the caffeine, phosphoric acid, and high-fructose corn syrup and dyes that she was consuming—all things that your body does not require.
Mary and I came to an agreement that she would eliminate one soda per day over the course of nineteen days. Fast-forward twenty days, and she was off the soda. She was doing very well with respect to caffeine withdrawal, and her headaches, anxiety, and indigestion had already dissipated. Fast forward ninety days after her withdrawal from soda, and Mary had lost about 30 pounds just by dropping soda from her diet. Not to mention she had increased energy levels and altogether felt significantly better.
As a physician that specializes in male hormone optimization, I have witnessed first hand the true power of healthful living and the intelligent optimization of male hormones and the profound effects on individual patients lives. And I am grateful for my mentors Dr. Jeffry Life and Dr. Jeffrey Leake who have through their passionate pursuit of empowering male health and fitness have inspired me to seek where our next true potential lies. This is truly an exciting time for men’s health and fitness.
“Fitness is the Footprint of Life. Follow It!”
Dr. Rob Kominiarek, America’s Fitness Doctor®