When you’re eating a burger and fries, chances are you’re enjoying a cool soda with it. Time and time again you’ve heard about the damaging effects of sugary soft drinks. Mainly that of its high sugar. But you need to know that both soda and diet soda can do harm to your digestive system.
After a single gulp of carbonated beverages like Coca-Cola, the fizzy liquid enters your gastrointestinal tract, hurting the lining of the intestines and stomach. If your digestive system is sensitive, you’re in store for some serious discomfort. The carbonation leads to things like heartburn, acid reflux, and burping… A lot of burping.
You can also feel gassy and bloated. With diet soda, the artificial sweeteners will mess around with the bacteria in your gut. This is especially true for saccharin, which damages the good bacteria your gut needs to digest your food properly.
If your digestive system is already ultra-sensitive, the carbonation in these diet drinks will also have you feeling bloated and gross.