Americans drink 13.15 billion gallons of soft drinks every year.  The United States ranks first among countries for soft drink consumption. Each person drinks about 15 ounces a day — a little more than one can. One of soda’s major ingredients, phosphoric acid, has been linked to lower bone density in epidemiological studies. Phosphoric acid interferes with your body’s ability to use calcium. This leads to softening of teeth and bones.
Reduce consumption of soft drinks or eliminate them completely for your bone health. Use water as your only source of fluid.
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