4. Drinking soda can lead to insulin resistance
Insulin resistance is the gateway to metabolic syndrome, which can be described as a group of risk factors (including high blood pressure and excess fat around the waist) associated with type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
The primary role of insulin in the body is to direct glucose from the bloodstream to the correct cells. But when you consume excess sugar in the form of sugary sodas, you’re basically bombarding your body with the compound, forcing your pancreas to produce more and more insulin.
This leads to insulin resistance – something you really don’t want in your life, given the role it plays in the development of negative medical conditions.