I was doing some research for my day job. I found this article that I hope will benefit those of us who are cola drinkers to consider an alternative.
In this article by NewsInferno titled “Female Cola Drinkers Vulnerable to Bone Loss“, talks about women who consumed of 3-4 cola drinks daily maybe more vulnerable to bone loss. Phosphoric acid is the likey culprit that the calcium-to-phosphorus ratios were lower in women who drink 3-4 cola beverages daily.
Katherine L. Tucker, PhD, of Boston’s Tufts University, told WebMD, “physiologically, a diet low in calcium and high in phosphorus may promote bone loss, tipping the balance of bone remodeling toward calcium loss from the bone.”
A diet that includes nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium are essential to promoting healthy bones.
Additional information from Linus Pauling Institute, Micronutrient Information Center, Phosphorus.
I gave up cola based drinks years ago.
NewsInferno.com, October 13, 2006, Female Cola Drinkers Vulnerable to Bone Loss.