Prof. Dr. Vedat Göral made statements by drawing attention to the diseases caused by the consumption of acidic beverages. Prof. Dr. Göral stated that the incidence of reflux, fatty liver, insulin resistance and diabetes has increased in recent years and said, “One of the reasons for this is excessive consumption of acidic beverages. Acidic beverages come in a wide variety of forms. These may have some negative effects in the long term. Tomato, orange, pineapple, apple and grape juice, lemonade and other acidic beverages have long-term negative effects on teeth, especially in the mouth. Carbohydrate drinks are generally acidic beverages. “It makes its first harmful effects on teeth and causes erosion.”


Referring to the fact that acidic beverages cause various problems in the stomach, Prof. Dr. Göral continued as follows:

“In this context, it causes increased reflux, gastritis and ulcer symptoms, excessive gas and bloating in the stomach and intestines. In addition, obesity, fatty liver, insulin resistance may occur. Because they contain too many calories and if this excess calories cannot be burned, it causes some metabolic disorders in the long term. Studies on acidic and carbonated beverages have proven that people who consume these drinks have a high risk of obesity. They may cause an increase in the frequency of cardiovascular diseases due to obesity, ie excessive obesity. In addition, they can cause kidney stones and even a decrease in iron and calcium absorption when they are consumed for a long time.


Prof. Dr. Göral said, “Some of the acidic beverages contain carbon dioxide, caramel as colorant, phosphoric acid and sodium citrate as acidity regulators, aspartame as sweetener, acesulfame-K, sucralose, sodium benzoate as preservative, natural flavorings and caffeine. These also have a number of negative effects. The sugar in it causes weight gain. At the same time, caffeine makes people addicted and triggers addiction. It is known that acidic beverages are generally sold in cans and plastic bottles. Some substances in these boxes, such as Bisefanol A, also have negative effects on our health. For this reason, it is more beneficial to consume beverages in glass cups rather than in cans. Best in general; Clean water of known source can be ayran made from home yoghurt and naturally squeezed fruit juice. It is more safe to drink in glass glasses, ”he said.

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