Remove This Drink From Your Refrigerator. Immediately!
In Proverbs 23:3, we are warned to
avoid consuming deceitful foods. A deceitful food is one that
tastes delicious but is toxic to your body. Consuming deceptive
foods is a sure fire way to deteriorate your good health.
In this eye-opening article, Dr. Mercola
exposes how this sweet tasting beverage we call soda, methodically
destroys your health. When it comes to drinking soda, you
need to count more than calories! You need to count the cost
this product will have on your health.
The Real Dangers of Soda to You
and Your Children
How many sodas have you had today? How about your kids?
The average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft
drinks each year, but before you grab that next can of soda,
consider this: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar,
150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with
artificial food colors and sulphites.
This is an alarming amount of sugar, calories and harmful additives in a product
that has absolutely no nutritional value. Plus, studies have
linked soda to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and heart
disease. Despite this, soda accounts for more than one-quarter
of all drinks consumed in the United States.
Teenagers and children, who many soft drinks are marketed toward, are among
the largest consumers. In the past 10 years, soft drink consumption
among children has almost doubled in the United States. Teenage
boys now drink, on average, three or more cans of soda per
day, and 10 percent drink seven or more cans a day. The average
for teenage girls is more than two cans a day, and 10 percent
drink more than five cans a day.
While these numbers may sound high, they're not surprising considering that
most school hallways are lined with vending machines that
sell, of course, soft drinks. It's not uncommon for schools
to make marketing deals with leading soft drink companies
such as Coca-Cola from which they receive commissions--based
on a percentage of sales at each school--and sometimes a lump-sum
The revenues are used for various academic and after-school activities, but
what activity could be worth devastating the students' health,
which is exactly what consuming all that soda is doing? Getting
rid of vending machines in schools--or replacing their contents
with pure water and healthy snacks--could make a big difference,
as vending machines can increase the consumption of sweetened
beverages by up to 50 or more cans of soda per student per
Let's take a look at some of the major components of a can of soda:
Acid: May interfere with the body's ability to use calcium,
which can lead to osteoporosis or softening of the teeth and
bones. Phosphoric acid also neutralizes the hydrochloric acid
in your stomach, which can interfere with digestion, making
it difficult to utilize nutrients.
Soft drink manufacturers are the largest single user of refined
sugar in the United States. It is a proven fact that sugar
increases insulin levels, which can lead to high blood pressure,
high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain, premature
aging and many more negative side effects. Most sodas include
over 100 percent of the RDA of sugar.
This chemical is used as a sugar substitute in diet soda.
There are over 92 different health side effects associated
with aspartame consumption including brain tumors, birth defects,
diabetes, emotional disorders and epilepsy/seizures. Further,
when aspartame is stored for long periods of time or kept
in warm areas it changes to methanol, an alcohol that converts
to formaldehyde and formic acid, which are known carcinogens.
Caffeinated drinks cause jitters, insomnia, high blood pressure,
irregular heartbeat, elevated blood cholesterol levels, vitamin
and mineral depletion, breast lumps, birth defects, and perhaps
some forms of cancer.
Water: I recommend that everyone avoid drinking tap water
because it can carry any number of chemicals including chlorine,
trihalomethanes, lead, cadmium, and various organic pollutants.
Tap water is the main ingredient in bottled soft drinks.
is one of the main reasons, nutritionally speaking, why many
people suffer health problems. Aside from the negative effects
of the soda itself, drinking a lot of soda is likely to leave
you with little appetite for vegetables, protein and other
food that your body needs.
If you are still drinking soda, stopping the habit is an
easy way to improve your health. Pure water is a much better
choice. If you must drink a carbonated beverage, try sparkling
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Dr. Joseph Mercola is trained in both traditional and natural medicine
and has been practicing natural medicine actively since 1990.
He is a (DO), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. DOs are complete
physicians who, along with MDs, are licensed to prescribe
medication and perform surgery in all 50 states. Osteopathic
physicians practice a "whole person" approach to
medicine, treating the entire person rather that just the
symptoms. With a focus on preventive health care, DOs help
patients develop attitudes and lifestyles that don't just
fight illness, but help prevent it, too. His website, Mercola.com
is one of the top ranking natural health sites!
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