Can pregnant women and children drink soda?
This is a question that has become common these days. But before we see her answer, let's read some people's opinions.
"I think the soda is very bad for these people because it can hinder children in their growth process and can harm a pregnant woman's baby!"
"It's absurd how much sugar and other bad elements are in the soda. It's not acceptable for children and pregnant women to drink this often."
"In my opinion, these people can drink soda, but in small quantities."
Now let's go to the answer of this question.
Soda is bad for pregnancy because it causes abdominal discomfort, contributes to weight gain and can cause fluid retention. In addition, cola drinks such as Coke and Pepsi have a lot of caffeine, which during pregnancy cannot exceed 200 mg per day. If a pregnant woman drinks 2 cups of coffee in a day, she can no longer drink caffeine.
Caffeinated sodas should also not be drunk during breastfeeding because caffeine passes into breast milk and can cause insomnia in the baby.
In children, the soda because it can hinder the physical and mental development, as well as facilitate the onset of diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Soft drinks should be excluded from the baby's diet and fruit juices should be chosen, as well as water, for adequate fluid intake.