You may be depriving yourself of essential nutrients
People who drink soda may be less likely to get vitamin A, calcium, and magnesium than people who drink other beverages like low-fat milk or pure fruit juice. What’s more, soda contains phosphoric acid, which may deplete calcium and magnesium—two nutrients help keep your immunity operating at peak efficiency. (Dark sodas are higher in phosphoric acid than light sodas.) Make sure you don’t skip out on these essential nutrients. Even nutritionists don’t get enough of them!
It’s associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes
Some sodas contain high-fructose corn syrup, which can also lead to higher production of free radicals. These free radicals have been linked to tissue damage, the development of type 2 diabetes, and diabetic complications. (These are the best foods for a diabetic diet.)