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This Horrifying Video Will Make You Never Want to Drink Soda Again

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More and more Americans are turning away from sugary soft drinks as they discover just how unhealthy soda can be.

This video below shows an experiment in which Coca-Cola and Coke Zero are boiled down to reveal the amount of sugar inside. Watch with caution—this may make you want to never drink soda again.

The reasons for avoiding soda pop is abundant. For starters, soda causes tooth decay. The acids and sugars in sodas soften your enamel, which can result in cavities. And the phosphates and phosphoric acid in soda have been shown to accelerate aging, Rodale News reported.

Sugary drinks can also increase blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease and stroke. Even if you're not overweight, one soda per day increases your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Soda has even been linked to several types of cancer, including breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and endometrial cancer.

While Coke Zero may not contain sugar, the artificial sweeteners in it—aspartame and acesulfame potassium in the U.S. market—can be just as bad and maybe even worse than regular sugar,  warned.

Both artificial sweeteners and sugar are highly addictive. Believe it or not, sugar is more addictive than cocaine, according to James Nicolantonio, a cardiovascular research scientist.

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