After Drinking Soda, This Is What Happens to the Body
Cold carbonated drinks that are sipped on a hot day must be very refreshing. However, if you drink excessively it is certainly not good.
High sugar content in soft drinks is not too good for the body. Therefore, you better cool off with water if you need rehydration.
Launching Reader’s Digest on Sunday (10/28/2018), when you consume soft drinks, there are many things that happen in the body one hour after consuming them. In the first 10 to 15 minutes, the intestine will drain sugar into your blood. This increases glucose levels.
This happens quickly. Some organs in the body will work so hard that the body can process the sugar.
After that, the pancreas will release insulin to help transport sugar (which is carbohydrate) to the muscles as energy. However, the soda contains more sugar than the muscle needs.
“When a person consumes 20 ounces of soda, they get the entire carbohydrate load of food through fluids,” explained the endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine, Meltem Zeytinoglu.