Doctors and nutritionists have warned that carbonated beverages can have bad effects on the brain and cause some mental and cognitive disorders, Eat This, Not That! wrote June 6.
“A 2017 study found that diet soda consumption was associated with an increased risk of stroke and dementia,” American nutritionist Holly Kleimer told Eat This Not That.
In addition, according to a study published in the scientific journal Stroke, soda drinkers are three times more likely to have a stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
In turn, a British doctor Chris Airy warned that carbonated drinks with caffeine adversely affect the quality and duration of sleep. He emphasized that there is no difference whether it is a soda with high sugar content or a diet drink.
However, the use of such drinks can cause caffeine addiction, and in case of quitting soda there can be observed a deterioration in general condition: lethargy, irritability or problems with concentration.
“Prolonged consumption of the caffeine in carbonated beverages can lead to chemical changes in the brain that make you and your brain crave more,” said American nutritionist Brittany Lubeck.
Meanwhile, a study reported in the journal Translational Psychiatry found that consuming sugar in youth often led to memory problems later in life.