Do you prefer cans of cold drinks and energy drinks over bottles? Have you been sipping your drink directly from the can? If yes, then stop it right now! Why, you ask? While we just love cracking open cans of frosty beverages and chugging at one go, doing so could be harmful to health. You heard us! According to nutritionist Simrun Chopra, these cans could add a range of germs and infections to your body, leading to various mild and severe health hazards. She further took to social media to explain it all in detail and shared some easy tips to avoid infections while drinking your favourite beverage. So, stay back and read through the article to understand it all in detail.
Side-Effects Of Drinking Directly From Cans | Why Drinking From Cans Is Considered Harmful?
Let’s start with understanding the process of packaging a drink. Cans are made by a manufacturing unit, then they are sent to the beverage company, which stores them in a warehouse and then directly uses them to package a drink. Simrun Chopra explains that these cans are rarely cleaned or washed before being served to consumers. “During storage they may have rats running over them, covering some of them in urine or faeces. Ingesting this by mistake can cause leptospirosis,” she explains. For the unversed, leptospirosis is a bacterial disease that can affect both animals and humans.
So, this brings you to the next question – what are the effects of leptospirosis? Chopra weighs in, “In humans, it can cause a wide range of symptoms, some of which may be mistaken for other diseases,” adding that some infected people might show no symptoms at all.
Mild symptoms of leptospirosis include headache, fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea. On the other hand, severe issues result in kidney or liver damage, respiratory diseases, and more.
How To Drink From Cans Without Side Effects – 3 Easy Tips:
1. Crack open the lid of the can, pour the drink into a glass, and gulp.
2. Wash the can and wipe it with clean tissue or cloth before drinking from it.
3. Crack open the lid of the can, put in a straw, and sip.
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