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16 Terrible Foods to Avoid When You're Dehydrated

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Samantha Leffler of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 17: Sipping on a fizzy soda might seem refreshing on a hot day, but research from the World Health Organization shows that sugar in soft drinks (especially diet beverages) can have a hypernatremic effect on the body. In translation, it means that it actually draws water from your tissues and depletes your body of fluids.Moreover, the caffeine in sodas acts as a mild diuretic and causes you to urinate more frequently. A study from PLOS One also shows that drinking chilled carbonated beverages can give you a false impression that it's hydrating when, in fact, it's robbing you of H2O.And in case you were wondering, here are 17 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Drink Soda.

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Sipping on a fizzy soda might seem refreshing on a hot day, but research from the World Health Organization shows that sugar in soft drinks (especially diet beverages) can have a hypernatremic effect on the body. In translation, it means that it actually draws water from your tissues and depletes your body of fluids.

Moreover, the caffeine in sodas acts as a mild diuretic and causes you to urinate more frequently. A study from PLOS One also shows that drinking chilled carbonated beverages can give you a false impression that it's hydrating when, in fact, it's robbing you of H2O.

And in case you were wondering, here are 17 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Drink Soda.

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