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Why Soda Melts Your Bones

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 11/03/2021

Soda has the potential to melt your bones. Learn more. 


0:00 Introduction: Is soda fine in moderation?

0:10 How soda can melt your bones 

1:44 Share your success story! 

Soda has the potential to actually melt your bones. Let’s talk about why. 

There are different ingredients in soda, such as high-fructose corn syrup and phosphoric acid, that can negatively affect your health. 

A few ingredients in soda and their impacts on your bone health:

1. High-fructose corn syrup:

• Depletes vitamin D 

• Depletes calcium 

• Causes calcium dumping from the kidneys

• Depletes magnesium (Magnesium deficiency increases the risk of osteoporosis. Magnesium is needed to build bone and absorb vitamin D. Magnesium deficiency will also cause the parathyroid to rob calcium from the bones.) 

2. Phosphoric acid:

• Increases the risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia 

• Weakens the teeth 

• Decreases the absorption of iron and zinc 

3. Caffeine:

• Leeches calcium from the bones 








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