The Danger’s of Cola
Cola has also been found to affect muscles as well. According to a study, drinking large amounts of Cola a day can lower potassium levels in the blood. Lower potassium levels cause’s muscles to become weak and may cause muscle atrophy. The reason soft drinks lower potassium levels is unknown – however, they assume that too much caffeine and sugar in the kidneys causes them to filter out too much potassium.
Even though a soft drink on a hot day satisfies your taste buds, it’s doing more harm than good to your body in the long run. Next time you’re feeling thirsty, have water or lemonade.