Drinking any drink that contains a large amount of sugar can be harmful to your blood pressure. Soda is known to contain 39 grams of sugar or more.
If you are one that needs to drink soda because you crave that carbonation, well there is an alternative. You can try replacing your soda with carbonated water instead, whether it be flavored or plain.
Some people who drink a lot of soda. like several cans a day everyday may experience headaches from the caffeine withdrawals. If this is the case, you can start by replacing a soda with a carbonated water or other form of healthy drink slowly, this way you can avoid the headaches.
Studies have shown that consuming sugar drinks like soda, not only leads to type 2 diabetes, but it is also known for causing high blood pressure. Even by consuming one less soda a day, you can begin to lower your blood pressure.
Researches know that it is impossible for everyone to stop drinking soda all together, it just is not possible. However, they suggest that you try to lower the amount of soda you drink, especially if you drink it daily, several servings a day.
A large cup of soda from your favorite convenience store every day, twice a day may not seem like a lot, but the large cup is equal to 2 to 3 servings of soda at one time.
Researchers also say that some brands and flavors of soda are more sugary than others. For example, Mountain Dew contains way more sugar than Coke.