Scary Things Would Happen To Your Body If You Only Drank Pop

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Not that you needed it, but here's a pretty good reason to never go on a pop-only diet.

In the video above by our favourite online science class AsapSCIENCE, the crew figures out what happens to your body when you drink pop on a regular basis. But to get things rolling, they start the lesson by teaching us what happens when you just drink one can.

When pop (or soda) enters your body, its high acid content begins to erode enamel in your teeth, while microorganisms in your plaque start to feed off its sugar. Not only this, but once your brain realizes you're having that sweet, sweet sugar (sometimes up to 46 grams of it per can), it only wants more.

The video also touches on some of the harmful ingredients in pop, its relation to weight gain and why diet pop isn't a good alternative either.

One Harvard study found people who consumed sugary drinks like pop once or twice a day had a 26 per cent greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who didn't. The risk was even higher for women, at 45 per cent.

Watch the full video above to find out what happened when one woman only drank pop for 16 years.

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