Soft drinks reduce calcium absorption

Cairo / Dr. Ahmed Ghallush, a specialist in the digestive system and liver, confirmed that soft drinks have a negative effect on the absorption of calcium from the intestines, due to the presence of phosphoric and citric acids, which bind to the calcium present in food, which people eat with soft drinks, which causes a decrease in the amount of calcium. , which reaches the blood and therefore the bones, and the importance of calcium in bone formation is known, especially in childhood and adolescence, which is considered the time of bone formation and growth, or from of the forty years, when the problems begin the porosity and the osteoporosis.

There is also an effect of cola on iron absorption, since cola drinks contain caffeine, which negatively affects iron absorption, causing anemia, which is one of the common health problems among children and adolescents and makes them have general weakness in health, lack of activity and lack of energy. appetite.

And Dr. Ahmed points out that one of the misconceptions that is spread among people is that soft drinks help digestion, but unfortunately this is not true, and the feeling that those who drink these drinks feel and that they cause the gas to come out after drinking it can be explained because of the gases that the drink itself contains and not due to the digestion of food in the stomach, so it is important to stay away from the consumption of soft drinks and replace them with natural fruits and fresh juices, although there are some people who are addicted to them. consume these drinks.

Updated: January 3, 2023 — 5:13 pm

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