What is a Fizzy Drink?
Whenever you feel thirsty, is a fizzy drink one that comes to mind? It may satisfy you temporarily but, do you know how much it can actually affect your body and skin?
Fizzy drinks are also known as carbonated drinks, soda or soft drinks, but ultimately all they are is a liquid containing dissolved carbon dioxide…and lots of other junk to get you addicted to the taste and the elevated feeling!
Can A Fizzy Drink Affect My Skin?
Although, in positive news there has been a decline with the consumption of fizzy drinks in most countries, there are still some risks especially to your health which can then influence your skin.
One drink can contain 10 teaspoons of sugar, plus high-fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners including sucralose, acesulfame k, potassium and aspartame and artificial flavouring. They can also include food colouring, caffeine and preservatives.
If your intake is not moderate to none, there can be an increased danger of several medical problems such as diabetes, tooth decay, obesity, attention deficit disorder, mood swings, the list is endless…and that list didn’t even include the skin conditions that are on the increase such as teenage & adult hormonal acne, eczema and psoriasis.
I have mentioned in my YouTube video titled Do Fizzy Drinks Cause Acne? The simple fact that overconsumption of sugar has been linked to developing hormonal issues in our body.
Insulin, for instance, is a hormone affected by sugar. High levels of insulin can then have an effect on the other hormones in your body, such as oestrogen and testosterone. Thus, this hormone imbalance can then cause an acne breakout.
So, when your blood sugar increases significantly, it increases the risk of inflammation in your body. This inflammation plays a role in the development of acne. Hence, when you consume a lot of sugar which can be found in fizzy drinks, your hormones are constantly elevated and can then increase the oil gland/sebum activity on the skin, which also leads to acne.
If you have an acne problem, I suggest switching to a low glycaemic index drink. This can result in lower inflammation levels and fewer acne occurrences. If I really feel like having a sweet drink I dilute freshly squeezed fruit juices with fizzy water.
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