Turns out, it’s not just the toxic artificial sweetener in Diet Soda that can cause cancer; it’s also the coloring agent and high fructose corn syrup.
In fact, that distinctive caramel color that Coke and Pepsi have comes from a chemical, 4-methylimidazole — 4-MEI — that is listed as a carcinogen by the state.
Soda Causes Cancer
The caramel color in Pepsi is a chemical process that’s made by reacting sugars with ammonia and sulfites under high temperatures. These chemical reactions form 2-methylimidazole (2-MI) and 4 methylimidazole (4-MI), which according to many studies caused leukemia, lung, liver, and thyroid cancer in laboratory mice and rats. In 2007, a federal study confirmed that excessive levels of 4-MEI in laboratory mice caused cancer.
The cancer-causing caramel coloring in Pepsi is not the only reason you should stay away from Pepsi and other sodas.
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)
It’s no secret that most sodas contain extremely large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup which is way worse for you (study) than regular sugar.
Studies conducted by Princeton researchers showed that rats given access to HFCS for 6 months became obese and demonstrated signs of metabolic syndrome, while rats fed regular sugar did not.
Most beverage manufacturers use BPA to line aluminum soda cans. This chemicals has been linked to many health effects in fetuses, infants and young children.
BPA is an endocrine disruptor (study) that causes problems during fetal development and causes damage to the reproductive system. A 2012 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association linked BPA to weight gain and even obesity. The study proved that children with the highest levels of BPA in their urine were to become more obese that those with the lowest levels.
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