Ever wonder what would happen if you drank NOTHING BUT SODA for close to two decades? Well, let us tell you a little story about what happens… HEART PROBLEMS HAPPEN!
At 31, a woman had been drinking nothing but soda for the past 16 years of her life, and she was diagnosed with a severe potassium deficiency and something called long QT syndrome — which causes erratic heart beats!
So how were they sure it was the soda? She did not have a family history of heart or hormone problems, and had admitted that since 15 years old, she hadn't had any water! She drank about 2 liters soda A DAY!
Then, they proved it: after a week of not drinking ANY soda (we bet she was having serious withdrawals!), her potassium levels went right back up and her heart problems disappeared!!
This just goes to show — you should probably act like an adult and drink some water from time to time! Jeez! Ha!
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