One can talk about the dangers of the “fizzy” for hours, but is it really so dangerous? If you carefully study its composition, you can come to a consensus that it is better not to consume a carbonated drink at all.
Most carbonated drinks contain aspartame, or E951. It is worth noting that it is not recommended for children under 4 years old. Not even aspartame itself is harmful, but the substance phenylalanine, which is its component. With regular consumption of lemonade, depression can develop, as phenylalanine reduces the amount of serotonin in the body.
Sodium benzoate, or E211, is used as a preservative. This substance is allowed not only in Russia, but also in the EU countries. Surprisingly, it is sodium benzoate that is used as an expectorant for bronchitis and colds. E211 reacts with vitamin C, resulting in the formation of carcinogens that cause poisoning.
Some drinks also contain food grade phosphoric acid - E338. When heated, the substance becomes the most aggressive; therefore, it is recommended to consume carbonated drinks chilled. Otherwise, at least gastritis will begin, and in the worst case, a stomach ulcer.
Carbonated lemonades also contain a bunch of different additives that are less harmful to the body, but in combination with the above have a detrimental effect on the gastrointestinal tract. Some of them destroy the structure of DNA, which leads to cancer if consumed in unlimited quantities.
Try not to give kids lemonades, it is better to replace them with juices. Children's stomach is more susceptible to the damaging effects of food additives, so digestive problems cannot be avoided.
If you bought a bottle of a carbonated drink, but the above components are not listed in the composition, it is not a fact that they are really absent there. You shouldn't think that there are no harmful substances in expensive lemonade, because all the fizzy drinks are produced using approximately the same technology.