Harmful health effects from juice, iced tea, coffee, and sugary drinks

2Aug 2018

      Sugary and fructose drinks present myriad harmful effects on health such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, paralysis, kidney failure, macular degeneration, Alzheimer, knee pain, premature aging and death. It is imperative that consumers better understand these effects to help them make careful choices for themselves, family, and community.

       Sugary or fructose drinks include juice, sodas, iced tea or coffee, and other packaged beverages have been popularly consumed, in many cases without any awareness of possible harmful effects. Past researches indicate that the daily consumption of sugar via food or drinks has exceeded the recommended 300-500 kilocalorie/day causing 48% of the world’s population to be overweight, 23% to live with obesity, and last but not least the rate of diabetes to rise by 7.5%

       Study shows that 85% of women who suffered from gestational diabetes had consumed sugary/fructose drinks like sodas, juice, iced tea/coffee/cocoa, and other packaged beverages since childhood, teen years, or pre-pregnancy. Additionally, 26.67% of women who suffered from gestational diabetes continued to have higher than normal level of blood sugar for 1-5 years after pregnancy, putting them at risk of having diabetes.

       Moreover, sugary drinks can also cause particular hazards on women’s health such as ovary cyst, difficulty conceiving, hepatitis due to fat collection, and metabolic syndrome. This is because excess sugar is kept in a form of glycogen and fatty tissue, causing women to be overweight or develop high level of blood sugar and fat or resistance to insulin. Cell damage can also occur once sugar interacts with protein, fat, and DNA, resulting in skin wrinkles, blockage of arteries, premature aging, and other diseases. It is evident sugar or fructose drinks cause myriad health danger thus should be reduced or avoided.

       “Mind your health and future! Avoid sweetened drinks, iced coffee, and other beverages with sugar or fructose to cure diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, paralysis, kidney failure, macular degeneration, Alzheimer, knee pain, premature aging, and premature death.”


Asst. Prof. Dr. Sununta Youngwanichsetha and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sasitorn Phumdoung
Nursing innovation for Pregant women with Diabetes Mellitus Research Unit, Faculty of Nursing, Prince of Songkla University
Email: sununta.y@psu.ac.th, sasitorn.ph@psu.ac.th
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