What Would Happen if You Drank Soda for 14 Days?

The average American consumes 45 gallons of soda a year. Here’s how soda affects your health.



0:00 Introduction: Is soda bad for you?
0:40 How much sugar is in soda?
2:00 The problem with soda drinks
4:38 Beverage industry conflicts of interest
6:10 How soda affects your health
7:44 Get unfiltered health information by signing up for my newsletter
8:07 Find out what would happen if you gave up sugar for two weeks!

Let’s talk about what happens to your body when you drink soda.

In a ten-ounce soda, there are up to ten teaspoons of sugar. Instead of cane sugar, soda companies are also using high-fructose corn syrup.

High-fructose corn syrup can create even more problems than cane sugar, especially for the liver. The effects of fructose on the liver are actually similar to the effects of alcohol on the liver.

Fructose creates more fat than glucose, and it doesn’t satisfy. Fructose can potentially lead to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The high-fructose corn syrup combined with caffeine in soda may lead to issues with your blood pressure, heart, brain, bones, and kidneys. Soda is also a key contributor to childhood obesity.

The sugar in soda feeds unfriendly bacteria, yeast, and fungus. It can also suppress your immune system and make you more susceptible to infections. This can lead to other issues, including increased tumor growth.

It’s crucial to point out that cancer thrives on sugar. Sugary drinks also block vitamin C and deplete vitamin B1 and vitamin D.

Soft drinks are associated with over 180,000 deaths worldwide. But combining soda with a fast food meal is an even deadlier situation.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps increase your awareness of how soda affects your health. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. @chawkisalhi8103 on November 19, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Thank you Dr Berg. This message goes beyond health. Thanks for standing for the truth. You embody the word ‘ethics’.

    We’re behind you Dr Berg.

    • @Drberg on November 19, 2023 at 11:51 am

      No problem. Happy to help you all. Take care.

    • @Gilly714 on November 19, 2023 at 3:55 pm

      Yes we all love you and your video’s Dr. Berg !!! AWESOME CHANNEL !

    • @robertlopez9347 on November 19, 2023 at 6:25 pm

      High fructose syrup is not real sugar…. I just got back from Mexico. I was drinking soda almost everyday. I lost 7 pounds. I was down there for 30 days. I was eating fresh tortillas and bread. They don’t add any preservatives. The tortillas and bread go bad after 2 days. I was eating about 8 corn tortillas and 2 pieces of whole wheat bread everyday. I wasn’t even working out. American corporations are killing us…

    • @loriematthews6418 on November 20, 2023 at 1:10 am

      Agree! 👌💯

  2. @lynnmitzy1643 on November 19, 2023 at 11:06 am

    I cut out soda and chocolate a year ago. I list 60 pounds ❤
    I drank 6 cans of mt dew a day. I dont get up 5 times a night anymore..I only get up up once now. Thank you Dr Berg ❤

    • @Drberg on November 19, 2023 at 11:45 am

      Good job in quitting soda and chocolate. Keep up the good work!

    • @alexanderhinds-neunie8035 on November 20, 2023 at 3:47 pm

      ​@@DrEricBergDCDr. Is sugarcane juice ok to drink or does it contain too much glucose?

    • @helenevion5948 on November 22, 2023 at 10:22 am

      @@alexanderhinds-neunie8035Yes. See his videos on sugar cane and on glucose.

  3. @annasophia6051 on November 19, 2023 at 11:08 am

    I have 45 and my last can of soft drinks was 25 years ago . I drink only still water , sometimes green tea , never alcohol because I don’t like it and the perks for my health at tremendous. My blood tests are perfect , I can run 10 km under 1 h , I look 10 years younger…

    • @Drberg on November 19, 2023 at 11:42 am

      Amazing. Keep up the good work!

    • @Ulama_Banteng on November 19, 2023 at 11:48 am

      Wow 😮 what a legend

    • @ALMAENCASA on November 19, 2023 at 11:57 am

      Yesss yess… that s the way..haha

    • @Proliferation1-223 on November 19, 2023 at 12:34 pm

      Ohh wow well done 👌👌

    • @cliffchampion5501 on November 19, 2023 at 12:43 pm

      @@DrEricBergDCdr.berg I hope one day you can consider a product that can help optimize men’s testosterone.

  4. @sunflower823 on November 19, 2023 at 11:14 am

    I only drink soda on rare occasions and even than I drink less than half a cup. I know how sugar can impact negativity on out body. Thanks for these videos doc. I’ll try to cut out sodas permanently from my diet

    • @JohnnyLovesMariah1990 on November 19, 2023 at 10:01 pm

      Me too.. I leave half empty cans around and I can’t finish one. I’m so proud of that. 😊

    • @helenevion5948 on November 22, 2023 at 10:20 am

      Dr Berg’s videos /articles on sweet cravings may help.

  5. @AmritSingh-xe5yr on November 19, 2023 at 11:28 am

    My friend, who never drank alcohol and touched a cigarette, developed stage 2 fatty liver thanks to his regular soda consumption. He was shocked as he thought that only alcohol cause fatty liver. An experienced liver doctor told us that soda is as bad as alcohol if not worse for the liver.

    • @UniversalPatriots on November 19, 2023 at 11:37 am


    • @edy3569 on November 19, 2023 at 12:18 pm

      True, sugar especially fructose is the root cause of NAFLD (non alcoholic fatty liver disease). This leads to inflamed liver, fatty liver and eventually cirrhosis, exact same metabolic pathway as alcohol. So sad that too many people think they can get liver cirrhosis only from alcohol.

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on November 21, 2023 at 1:32 pm

      It is. Dr Berg and others have shown this for a while now. Dr Berg’s videos on fatty liver situations should be shown in schools, universities, hospitals and doctors’ waiting rooms. At least.

    • @renegademystic2771 on November 21, 2023 at 6:39 pm

      I’m curious to also know the effects of all the zero sugar “diet” sodas popular, with the artificial sweeteners. I myself don’t drink any soda, and couldn’t ask child much due to stomach sensitivity to the carbonation, probably another effect of being given antibiotics too often.
      My mother was a diet soda addict. Along with all her other sugar addictions, and medications, she didn’t dare very well, including having type II diabetes. Never exercised. TV addict as well. I’m probably as far opposite as one can get.

    • @helenevion5948 on November 22, 2023 at 10:17 am

      @@renegademystic2771See Dr Berg’s videos on diet sodas 🥤

  6. @alineheadlamp1899 on November 19, 2023 at 11:34 am

    When I was a kid in the 60s and a teen in the 70s no one in my sphere was obese. The slightly overweight kids in my class were singled out as abnormal. When I look around now I am speechless

    • @deva190 on November 19, 2023 at 11:35 am

      Now, the normal weight kid is abnormal or worse…considered unhealthy.

    • @jacquelinelowery5589 on November 19, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      I agree. I grew up in that same era and overweight children and teens were few. Today, it seems like the norm to be overweight.

    • @piquat1 on November 19, 2023 at 4:52 pm

      Not sure if you live in the midwest but wow. I’ve managed to maintain my weight over the years. I walk through a store here and almost EVERYONE is overweight. The “normal” weight people are the outliers. I feel like I stick out a bit not being fat. lol

    • @alfx5432 on November 19, 2023 at 5:42 pm

      I grew up in that time also. We didn’t eat fast food only when we went on vacation and that was a treat. God bless my mother how she warned me about drinking to much soda.

    • @OgWoot on November 20, 2023 at 7:10 am

      In Cathedral school we had an Immaculate Heart of Mary Nun pour soda on the windowsill of our classroom ..the next day the paint was gone.

  7. @margiecamu on November 19, 2023 at 11:37 am

    I have confirmed that soda caused my neurogenic bladder also causing complicated UTI regularly. It’s sad that sodas continues to be supplied in the market. Thanks for the video Dr Berg🥰

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on November 21, 2023 at 1:40 pm

      Yes. Dr Berg’s videos /articles on hunger / cravings may help.

  8. @EddyWoon on November 19, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you for the great information. One other benefit of not buying and consuming the sodas is that it can also reduce the level of bleeding from the wallet as well.

  9. @MaTtRoSiTy on November 19, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    After stopping this stuff for literally years now, I actually cannot drink it at all even if I try to. It tastes so unbearably sweet there is no way I can tolerate it and I can believe I drank so much of this crap and I was never a big consumer of it in the first place

    • @JohnDoe-bt9qp on November 21, 2023 at 5:42 pm

      It doesn’t taste “unbearably sweet” or anything, unless you are one of those people who drink the inferior Coca-Cola, namely the Coca-Cola from plastic bottles or aluminum cans, or even drink counterfeit products like Pepsi-Cola. Coca-Cola doesn’t taste “unbearably sweet” but actually tastes like pure Coca-Cola. And I would also like to mention that the proper drinking temperature for Coca-Cola is 3,333°C.

  10. @jkquinn55 on November 19, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    As someone who basically consumed ONLY soda from childhood until I was in my 30’s- I don’t know how I’m still functioning!! Thankful that I gave up soda completely in 2020- and it’s amazing how much I now LOVE water- only water & coffee from now on!

    • @cody0006 on November 19, 2023 at 1:52 pm

      same here but i stopped at like 18 frozen fruit helps a lot with those sugar cravings in a healthy way

    • @rightmoveadyar9323 on November 19, 2023 at 4:58 pm

      Me too .

    • @user-tb3vg1dy8d on November 19, 2023 at 10:28 pm

      @@therickestrickthereis36no one cares about you… cope harder

    • @darkl3ad3r on November 20, 2023 at 5:49 am

      Same brother! Grew up on soda and drank it right up until my mid 30s and that’s when reality finally caught up with me. I was basically type 2 diabetic. Wounds wouldn’t heal, had nerve issues in my hands and feet, poor circulation, and bad vision problems not to mention probably tons of damage to my liver and kidneys. Finally quit soda for a year straight and man what a HUGE improvement to my health. Basically everything fixed overnight. Soda is evil.

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on November 21, 2023 at 2:02 pm

      @@cody0006Dr Berg’s videos /articles on sugar cravings may help.

  11. @markguiou3930 on November 19, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    Love it when somebody tells the truth even when it means stepping on the toes of powerful organizations. Kudos Dr. Berg.Been many years since anyone in my family has consumed soda.

    • @emilioincerto on November 19, 2023 at 2:29 pm

      I don’t know a person that drinks sodas. I can’t believe that star is real

    • @emilioincerto on November 19, 2023 at 6:47 pm

      @@therickestrickthereis36 awesome 💪 I just don’t know anyone that does

    • @user-tb3vg1dy8d on November 19, 2023 at 10:28 pm

      @@therickestrickthereis36read some of your other comments…
      You must work for one of these “cancer” companies (Coca-Cola, McDonalds etc)
      Grumpy dude…. Probably ugly, fat and hates his life 😂😂

    • @EliseSophieKarlaRikkeEsterKuls on November 22, 2023 at 5:37 pm

      I agree! Truth is so important.
      Thank you Dr. Berg.

  12. @Juggalot33ny on November 19, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    I havent had a fizzy drink (bar sparkling water) for about 18 years, and thought I’d lost all cravings, but watching this video with all the drinks being poured out, it’s like an advert for coke and makes me crave it again 😅
    But seriously, good info Dr Berg and thank you once again

    • @BadgerScrub on November 19, 2023 at 6:33 pm

      You even avoid sparkling water? Why is that?

    • @pcprincipal345 on November 21, 2023 at 11:00 pm

      ​@@BadgerScrubsparkling water sucks

    • @helenevion5948 on November 22, 2023 at 10:21 am

      @@BadgerScrubIf not homemade, it’s likely from tap water which is extremely polluted. Dr Berg made videos on this.

  13. @theredqueen2283 on November 19, 2023 at 12:33 pm

    Dr Eric Berg has helped me and many others throughout the years, I appreciate it, even though I am a fitness guru I am always learning more as I get older. His calm demeanor and positive approach reflects the community on his YouTube page. Best regards Dr eric berg and his team

    • @user-tb3vg1dy8d on November 19, 2023 at 10:29 pm

      @@therickestrickthereis36you will finish your miserable life alone

  14. @signsofplay on November 19, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    My Dad was a Pepsi addict all my life. He always had a Pepsi in his hand and a fridge stocked with the stuff. He would wake up in the middle of the night to take a sip of his cold Pepsi from the fridge. He literally never drank water. He died a few years ago from bladder cancer that had spread unchecked. The Dr said he had not seen bladder cancer before since it was rare. My Dad’s teeth were brown, he had severe arthritis, paranoia, always obese and a mean MOFO. He served as a good example how not to live my life.

    • @StarxPlayz7 on November 19, 2023 at 1:25 pm

      Daymn,how old is he?sugar and soda are so addictive and dangerous.

    • @signsofplay on November 19, 2023 at 1:34 pm

      He died a few years ago at 84. I can’t believe he lived that long.

    • @georgiabobcat8695 on November 19, 2023 at 2:40 pm

      Sounds exactly like my step dad.

    • @pollypurree1834 on November 20, 2023 at 1:19 am

      ​@@StarxPlayz7It’s not sugar. It’s high fructose corn syrup.

    • @StarxPlayz7 on November 20, 2023 at 3:59 am

      @@signsofplay yes some people can live longer with bad diets but with no quality of life.they live like a zombie,not flexible,unhealthy,obese,grumpy,unactive,and always sick and tired

  15. @flsweetpea7754 on November 19, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Amazing video Dr Berg! Haven’t had soda for a couple years but will share this with people that do. I appreciate you showing how our 3 letter agencies are trying to hoodwink us. God bless you and your family!

    • @helenevion5948 on November 22, 2023 at 10:30 am

      He’s made more videos on sodas 🥤 including diet soda 🥤 that may also help.

  16. @zippitydoodah5693 on November 19, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks for being one of my “go-to” truth tellers in life, Team Berg. God bless you all.

  17. @viciousyeen6644 on November 19, 2023 at 4:48 pm

    I’ve got a friend who only drinks coke and he looks exactly like you’d imagine. He’s a father now
    and I worry for their health too. Tried talking him out of it but it’s impossible without him getting angry, especially since I lost a lot of weight recently. :/

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on November 21, 2023 at 3:25 pm

      You may want to make him a recipe with great nutrients that will decrease his cravings? Or maybe contribute that enough people around him use Dr Berg’s videos on sodas / sweet cravings? You may want to try Dr Berg’s electrolytes and see if he’d like it?

  18. @joek4377 on November 19, 2023 at 7:00 pm

    I’m so glad I’ve found you and your channel. I’ve been soda free for years after going hard on pepsi most my life. Never felt better. Cheers

    • @helenevion5948 on November 22, 2023 at 10:23 am

      Awesome 👏 Thanks for sharing!

  19. @vavanoir507 on November 19, 2023 at 8:13 pm

    Perfect timing. I was just thinking about giving up sugar. You mentioned so many of my problems, now I know why I’m going through that. Thanks Dr. Berg!! You’re the best!

    • @healthyketoexperiment7964 on November 21, 2023 at 2:08 pm

      Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on cravings / hunger may help with more data.

  20. @kosdigital7447 on November 27, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    I’m 27 and from middle school to a few months ago I drank only Cola and no water, so 2 to 3 liters a day on average. I had the “fortune” of remaining underweight (bmi of 16) and my sugar levels staying normal, but I was constantly inflammed, had a tiny apetite, no endurance, energy spikes that got depleted 10, 20 minutes into doing anything mildly hard, my memory and brain fog were so bad, that I barely passed school and was convinced I had adhd. Just days after I fully switched to water without drinking soda every second or third day (which was even worse due to withdrawal), my brain and memory felt like they multiplied in strength, I could focus on things, on driving, I did my paperwork much faster, I didn’t recheck everything I wrote 10 times, I wasn’t restless, I could sleep better, faster and wake up rested, I had stable energy and hours of endurance, despite still being underweight and with little muscle. Any time after that I tried sugar, whether through soda or food, the same problems would return and they would always go away after a few days of avoiding it. I didn’t go keto yet and I still consume a little sugar, but even limiting it to the daily level of 30, 40g is a night and day difference compared to my previous life.

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