Posts Tagged ‘caffeine’

Soft Drink Consumption = Bone Loss

Reasons why consuming soft drinks might be bad for bone health:

  • drinking soda instead of calcium-containing drinks leads to calcium deficiency
  • phosphoric acid in soda increases calcium loss (to neutralize this acid, calcium is stripped from the bone)
  • caffeine in soda increases calcium loss through the urine

You should be consuming around 1,000 mg of calcium per day. You can get calcium here: fortified orange juice, fortified soy milk, collard greens, kale, cabbage, bok choy, fortified tofu, broccoli, turnip greens, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, or a calcium supplement.  Continue reading

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Heartburn and GERD

Heartburn happens when your stomach acid backs out of your stomach and up into your esophagus. It occurs from these things most commonly:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Being overweight
  • Overeating at meals where the food pushes out and stretches the stomach and makes acid overflow, out the way it shouldn’t go
  • Eating high-fat meals which take longer to be released from the stomach
  • Lying down soon after eating
  • Certain medications or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) you might be taking could weaken esophagus contractions, slow stomach emptying, or damage esophagus lining. Do your research on your meds. Continue reading