MRS. VANDANA SEHGAL (Faculty of Consumer Behavior)



1. About Soft Drinks 2. History Of Soft Drinks
      Carbonated Drinks Soda Fountain Pioneers Soda Fountains Vs Bottled Sadas Soft Drink Bottling Industry Automatic Production Of Glass Bottles Home-pack And Vending Machines

3. Production
           Soft Drinks Production Ingredient Quality Soft Drink Packaging Ice Cream Sodas/Floats Health Effects Obesity And Weight-related Diseases Dental Decay Hypokalemia Soft Drinks And Bone Density Nutritional Value Sugar Content

4. Government Regulations
     School Taxation Pesticides in India Benzene Alcohol Content

5. Health Drinks
 Herbal Infusion

sparkling lemonade (or other lemon-lime sodas). sparkling water. Soft drinks are often carbonated and commonly consumed while cold and or room temperature. squash. iced tea. Conclusion ABOUT Soft drink A soft drink (widely referred to as pop. i. Some of the most common soft drinks include cola. Generally it is also implied that the drink does not contain milk or other dairy products. The term "soft" is employed in opposition to "hard". tap water.e. fruit punch. grape soda.           Raw Milk From Grass-fed Cows Non-dairy Milks Natural Sodas Organic Bottled Juices Home Made juices And Smoothics Organic Coffee And Organic Black Tea Green Tee And Yerba Mate All-natural Coffee Substitutes Herbal Teas Organic Beer And Wine Other Healthy Drinks 6. . Hot chocolate. root beer. or soda pop) is a drink that contains no alcohol but is usually referred to as a sugary drink. sweet tea. coffee. flavored water. soda. juice and milkshakes also do not fall into this classification. Feedback From Customers About soft Drinks       Why Are Soft Drinks Fizzy 5 Reasons To Quite Drinking Soda Drinks(And How To Do It?) How To Quite Drinking Coke/Sodas Successfully? 8 Reasons Why People Drink Soda And 16 Reasons To Give Up Soda Drinking 16 Reasons To Stop Drinking Soda Why healthy people Avoid The Soft Drinks? 7. and ginger ale. Many carbonated soft drinks are optionally available in versions sweetened with sugars or with noncaloric sweeteners. cream soda. alcoholic drinks. hot tea. orange soda.

Both men were successful and built large factories for fabricating fountains. In the 1830s. From around 1265. Hermann Boerhaave. Yale chemistry professor Benjamin Silliman sold soda waters in New Haven. He used a Nooth apparatus to produce his waters. Gabriel F. The American pharmacists selling mineral waters began to add herbs and chemicals to unflavored mineral water. Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman invented a generating apparatus that made carbonated water from chalk by the use of sulfuric acid. Businessmen in Philadelphia and New York City also began selling soda water in the early 1800s. Englishman Joseph Priestley first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide to make carbonated water when he suspended a bowl of distilled water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds. and David Macbride. Paracelsus. William Brownrigg. sarsaparilla. In 1772. Soda fountains vs. is the major and defining component of most soft drinks. Priestley found water thus treated had a pleasant taste. the Compagnie des Limonadiers of Paris was granted a monopoly for the sale of lemonade soft drinks. John Matthews of New York City and John Lippincott of Philadelphia began manufacturing soda fountains. a popular drink known as Dandelion & Burdock appeared in England. and he offered it to friends as a refreshing drink. juices and wine) to carbonated water in the late 18th century. Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius started to add flavors (spices. bottled sodas The drinking of either natural or artificial mineral water was considered a healthy practice. and encouraging the gas to dissolve into an agitated bowl of water. The first marketed soft drinks (non-carbonated) in the Western world appeared in the 17th century. and is naturally carbonated. made from fermented dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and burdock (Arctium lappa) roots. They were made from water and lemon juice sweetened with honey. John Mervin Nooth. Priestley published a paper entitled Impregnating Water with Fixed Air in which he describes dripping oil of vitriol (or sulfuric acid as it is now called) onto chalk to produce carbon dioxide gas. Another Englishman. or flowers. The earliest soft drinks were sherbets developed by Arabic chemists and originally served in the medieval Near East. (also known as soda water). since the safrole in the original recipe was found to be carcinogenic. fruit extracts. England. but is made with flavorings and carbonated water.HISTORY OF SOFT DRINKS Soft drinks trace their history back to the mineral waters found in natural springs. Alkindus. Soda fountain pioneers Artificial mineral waters. In 1767. His invention of carbonated water. Friedrich Hoffmann. Venel. and other substances. Connecticut. Rhazes. The drink (similar to sarsapirilla) is still available today. Early scientists who studied mineral waters included Geber. dandelion. Joseph Black. These were juiced soft drinks made of crushed fruit. Vendors carried tanks of lemonade on their backs and dispensed cups of the soft drink to thirsty Parisians. Flavorings . Carbonated drinks In late 18th century. herbs. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier." and the soda fountain made the biggest splash in the United States. Bergman's apparatus allowed imitation mineral water to be produced in large amounts. Ancient societies believed that bathing in natural springs and/or drinking mineral waters could cure many diseases. In 1676. They used birch bark (see birch beer). scientists made important progress in replicating naturally carbonated mineral waters. usually called "soda water. Robert Boyle. Beginning in 1806. improved Priestley's design and sold his apparatus for commercial use in pharmacies.

30</ref>. Due to problems in the U. Automatic vending machines also began to appear in the 1920s. Production of soft drinks can be done at factories.) In America. Pharmacies with soda fountains became a popular part of American culture. Inventors were trying to find the best way to prevent the carbon dioxide or bubbles from escaping. an employee of Libby Glass Company. In the second half of the 20th century. most soft drinks were dispensed and consumed at a soda fountain. glass bottle production increased from 1.were also added to improve the taste. the microbiological status and physical parameters such as color. . the first "Home-Paks" were invented. Within a few years. In 1892. oranges. sales of bottled soda increased exponentially. Carbonated drink bottles are under a lot of pressure from the gas. Michael Owens. Production Soft drink production Soft drinks are made either by mixing dry ingredients and/or fresh ingredients (e. bottled drinks were a small portion of the market in the 19th century. i. (They were certainly known in England. This is not only the functional parameter. etc. glass industry. In the early 20th century. It was the first very successful method of keeping the bubbles in the bottle. Soft drink bottling industry Over 1.S.ref>Wildfell Hall.500 U. though. Home-Paks and vending machines During the 1920s. but the level of impurities. It was first operated by the inventor.e. Carbonated water is made using a home carbonation system or by dropping dry ice into water. Soft drinks can be made at home by mixing either a syrup or dry ingredients with carbonated water.000 bottles a day. In The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. wakes at noon and gulps a bottle of soda-water.g. Earlier glass bottles had all been hand-blown. published in 1848. the new bottle-blowing machine was in operation. the level of the major constituent.400 bottles a day to about 58.) with water. or lid for the carbonated drink bottle tops during the early days of the bottling industry. Many Americans frequented the soda fountain on a daily basis. Four years later. Syrups are commercially sold by companies such as Soda-Club. cap.S. the caddish Huntingdon. patents were filed for either a cork. the "Crown Cork Bottle Seal" was patented by William Painter. Ingredient quality Of most importance is that the ingredient meets the agreed specification on all major parameters. a Baltimore machine shop operator. etc. ch. particle size. canned soft drinks became an important share of the market. usually in a drugstore or ice cream parlor. "Home-Paks" are the familiar six-pack cartons made from cardboard. the first patent was issued for a glass-blowing machine for the automatic production of glass bottles. or at home. lemons. Automatic production of glass bottles In 1899. recovering from months of debauchery.

1 liter. fluid ounce plastic bottles. 1. Ice cream sodas/floats The ice cream soda." or soda for short. 8. 20 and 24 U. soft drinks are sold in 3. Brands of more international soft drinks such as Fanta and Red Bull are more likely to come in round-figure capacities. 36 and 360. 355 ml. 12. although 250 ml slim cans have become popular since the introduction of canned energy drinks and 355 ml variants of the slim cans have been introduced by Red Bull more recently. 1. soft drinks are sold in cans of 236 ml. fluid ounces. or cleaned and refilled. it is known as a "spider. Bottles are usually 390 ml. 1. This is an example of a wider phenomenon in North America. The most common of these is the root beer float. 1. The odd sizes are due to being the metric near-equivalents to 8. soft drinks are available in 200 ml and 300 ml glass bottles. 12. 1 l. In Australia and New Zealand.89 l. glass and plastic bottles In the United States. Some ice cream sodas have specific names such as "black cow. Some Coca-Cola products can be purchased in 8 and 12 U.S. aluminium cans are traditionally sized in 330 ml.5. Cans and bottles often come in packs of six or four.25 l. In India. 330 ml plastic or 500 ml glass bottles. some soft drinks are now sold in similarly sized cans. also called float. recently having lifted the deposit from 5 cents to 10 cents. soft drinks are usually sold in 375 ml cans or glass or plastic bottles.S.6 US fl oz (237 ml -2 l) shown in can. 24 and 64 U. With the advent of energy drinks sold in eight-ounce cans in the US. Cans are packaged in a variety of quantities such as six packs.5 litre bottles have more recently been used by the the Coca-Cola Company. and 600 ml. and short eight-ounce cans. fluid ounce cans. 16.S. 1.S.25 or 2 litre.15 to 0. people usually buy glass bottles and return them in exchange for a small amount of money. containers in 2008.S. 500 ml. 600 ml. The bottles are smelted.S. South Australia is the only state to offer a container recycling scheme. It is also common for carbonated soft drinks to be served as fountain drinks in which carbonation is added to a concentrate immediately prior to serving. typically ranging from € 0. and bottles of 591 ml. However. cans are crushed and sold as scrap aluminium. fluid ounce glass bottles. 710 ml. and "Boston cooler" (vanilla ice cream in Vernor's ginger ale). soft drinks are typically sold in 2. is a drink that consists of one or more scoops of ice cream in either a soft drink or a mixture of flavored syrup and carbonated water." "brown cow.S. Several countries have standard recyclable packaging with a container deposit. 1.S.5 l and 2 l plastic bottles. fluid ounce (1 U." ." "purple cow" (vanilla ice cream in purple grape soda). and 2 l. market.25. 2. This scheme is also done in the Philippines. 1 litre. In the United States. Various sizes from 8-67. This allows bottlers to use the same-sized containers as in the U." but may be called an "ice cream soda.Soft drink packaging U. 473 ml. 12 U. 20. as they were made at the once-ubiquitous soda fountains. In Europe. 12 packs and cases of 24. 250 ml and 330 ml cans. In Canada. In Australia.5. 1. pint) glass bottles. it is usually called an "ice cream float. Jones Soda and Orange Crush are sold in 16 U.

In 1998. particularly by children.8 kg. and low nutrient levels.000 female nurses compared women who went from drinking almost no soft drinks to drinking more than one a day to women who went from drinking more than one soft drink a day to drinking almost no soft drinks. though this is challenged by other researchers. but are present in such small quantities that they are unlikely to pose any substantial health risk. Americans doubled their consumption of sweetened beverages . then the association between soft drink consumption and weight gain could reflect the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle rather than the consequences of consuming soft drinks. the absolute number of soft drinks consumed per day was also positively associated with weight gain. Experimental evidence is needed to definitively establish the causal role of soft drink consumption. a "coke float" (as elsewhere. Many soft drinks contain ingredients that are themselves sources of concern: caffeine is linked to anxiety and sleep disruption when consumed in excess. Other substances have negative health effects.24 kg/m2. an 8-year study of 50. type 2 diabetes. it is possible that people who lead unhealthy lifestyles consume more soft drinks. including tooth decay." Health effects The consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks is associated with obesity. dental cavities. Obesity and weight-related diseases From 1977 to 2001. there is a regional variation: cola (regardless of brand) and vanilla ice cream are called a "coke afloat. The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with weight and obesity. and the consequent health ramifications. In Belfast. The women who increased their consumption of soft drinks gained 8. and heart disease. The report examined statistics relating to the soaring consumption of soft drinks. Northern Ireland. Sodium benzoate has been investigated as a possible cause of DNA damage and hyperactivity. and changes in consumption predict changes in weight." for example. Experimental studies tend to support a causal role for sugar-sweetened soft drinks in these ailments. Benzene belongs to this category: the amount of benzene in soft drinks is small enough that it is unlikely to pose a health risk. Similarly. obesity.In Scotland (mainly the west coast) it is usually referred to as a "float.0 kg over the course of the study while the women who decreased their consumption gained only 2. the Center for Science in the Public Interest published a report entitled Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks are Harming Americans' Health. "coke" is often used generically to refer to any cola in Scotland. Each soft drink that a child added to his or her daily consumption was accompanied by an increase in BMI of 0. . If so. In each of these studies. and the health effects of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners remain controversial. while "soda" in Scotland is usually taken to mean soda water). It also reviewed soft drink marketing and made various recommendations aimed at reducing soft drink consumption. type-2 (formerly known as "adult-onset") diabetes. Reviews of the experimental evidence suggest that soft drink consumption does cause weight gain. but the effect is often small except for overweight individuals.a trend that was paralleled by a doubling of the prevalence of obesity. nutritional depletion. One study followed 548 schoolchildren over 19 months and found that changes in soft drink consumption were associated with changes in body mass index (BMI). Still.

The risk is greater if the frequency of consumption is high. sweetened drinks are likely to increase risk of dental caries. One four-week experiment compared a 450 calorie/day supplement of sugar-sweetened soft drinks to a 450 calorie/day supplement of jelly beans.glucose. A two week study had participants supplement their diet with sugar-sweetened soft drinks. A study by Purdue University reported that no-calorie sweeteners were linked to an increase in body weight. some of the differences were unreliable: the differences between men who consumed sugar-sweetened drinks or no drinks was not statistically significant. and some may have a pH of 3.Many of these experiments examined the influence of sugar-sweetened soft drinks on weight gain in children and adolescents. Drinking acidic drinks over a long period of time and continuous sipping can therefore erode the tooth enamel. A large number of soft drinks are acidic. children who received the artificially-sweetened drinks saw a smaller increase in their BMI (by -. including diabetes. Other research suggests that soft drinks might play a special role in weight gain. In another study.75 kg/m2). The jelly bean supplement did not lead to weight gain.0 kg. metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk factors. overweight individuals consumed a daily supplement of sucrose-sweetened or artificially-sweetened drinks or foods for a 10 week period. Although the participants gained the most weight when consuming the sugar-sweetened drinks. Compared with children in a control group.5% increase among children in the control group. adolescents replaced sugar-sweetened soft drinks in their diet with artificially-sweetened soft drinks that were sent to their homes over 25 weeks. fructose. compared to a 7. Thus. In one experiment. thus. The consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks is also associated with many weight-related diseases. Drinking through a straw is often advised by dentists as the drink is then swallowed from the back of the mouth and does not come into contact with the teeth as much. but the soft drink supplement did. During the school year. Most of the supplement was in the form of soft drinks. and did not compensate later by cutting back. sucrose and other simple sugars. the prevalence of obesity decreased among children in the program by 0. which dissolves tooth enamel during the dental decay process.0 or even lower. but this effect was only statistically significant among the heaviest children (who saw a benefit of -. artificially-sweetened soft drinks. people may who consume calories in sugar-sweetened beverages may fail to adequately reduce their intake of calories from other sources. gained more weight and more body fat. That is. people consume more total calories in meals and on days when they are given sugar-sweetened beverages than when they are given artificiallysweetened beverages or water. The likely reason for the difference in weight gain is that people who consumed the jelly beans lowered their caloric intake at subsequent meals. Sugar-sweetened drinks also cause weight gain in adults. Individuals in the sucrose group gained 1. and elevated blood pressure.2%. Dental decay Most soft drinks contain high concentration of simple carbohydrates . Oral bacteria ferment carbohydrates and produce acid.14 kg/m2). It has also been suggested that brushing teeth right . and individuals in the artificial-sweetener group lost 1. In one study. while people who consumed soft drinks did not. an educational program encouraged schoolchildren to consume fewer soft drinks.6 kg. the low levels of satiety provided by sugar-sweetened soft drinks may explain their association with obesity. Indeed. or neither. The experiment compared rats who were fed saccharin-sweetened yogurt and glucose-sweetened yogurt. The saccharin group eventually consumed more calories.

Today in the United States high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used nearly exclusively as a sweetener because of its lower cost. or osteoporosis. (including colas. soft drinks obtained nearly all of their food energy in the form of refined cane sugar or corn syrup. or other essential nutrients. hypertension. minerals. Sugar content While the USDA recommended daily allotment (RDA) of added sugars is 10 teaspoons for a 2. while in Europe. fiber. and fruit juice. Heaney concluded that it is likely that cola's prominence in observational studies is due to their prominence in the marketplace. hyperactivity. because EU agricultural policies favor production of sugar beets in Europe proper and sugarcane in the former colonies over the production of corn. Until 1985. the rates of formation are excessive. many soft drinks contain more than this amount. and that the real issue is that people who drink a lot of soft drinks also tend to have an overall diet that is low in calcium. such as water. Robert Heaney suggested that the net effect of carbonated soft drinks. Although anecdotal evidence has been presented to support such claims. One hypothesis to explain this relationship is that the phosphoric acid contained in some soft drinks (colas) displaces calcium from the bones. Nutritional value Unless fortified. and a host of other problems. protein. they also contain little to no vitamins. However. High caloric intake contributes to obesity if not balanced with exercise.after drinking soft drinks should be avoided as this can result in additional erosion to the teeth due to the presence of acid. Soft drinks may also displace other healthier choices in people's diets. lowering bone density of the skeleton and leading to weakened bones. While the intermediates of fructose metabolism are similar to those of glucose. calcium metabolism studies by leading calcium and bone expert Dr. HFCS has been criticized as having a number of detrimental effects on human health. This fact promotes fatty acid and triglyceride synthesis in the liver. sucrose dominates. Hypokalemia There have been a handful of published reports describing individuals with severe hypokalemia (low potassium levels) related to chronic extreme consumption (4-10 L/day) of colas. Simple sugars such as fructose are converted into the same intermediates as in glucose metabolism. Fructokinase activity is not regulated by metabolism or hormones and proceeds rapidly after intake of fructose. leading to accumulation of fat throughout the body and . However. it is well known that the human body breaks sucrose down into glucose and fructose before it is absorbed by the intestines. which use phosphoric acid as the acidulent) on calcium retention was negligible.000calorie diet. such as promoting diabetes. milk. which places them at increased risk of suffering fractures in the future. Soft drinks and bone density Research suggests a statistically significant inverse relationship between consumption of carbonated beverages and bone mineral density in young girls. metabolism of fructose is extremely rapid and is initiated by fructokinase.

but that they should not be the only option available. the schools should be required to provide children with a choice of alternative drinks (such as fruit juice. Amongst a wide range of measures. They propose that when soft drink vending machines are made available in school grounds.S. Opponents believe that obesity is a complex issue and soft drinks are not the only cause. the Delhi non-profit Centre for Science and Environment published a disputed report finding pesticide levels in Coke and Pepsi soft drinks sold in India at levels 30 times that considered safe by the European Economic Commission. Alan Johnson. Coca-Cola. Proponents note that children are not always mature enough to understand the consequences of their own food choices and should not be routinely exposed to the temptation of readily available soft drinks. the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. health experts and consumer advocates are considering levying higher taxes on the sale of soft drinks and other sweetened beverages to help finance the epidemic of obesity among Americans. legislators. Schools will also end the sale of junk food (including carbonated drinks) in vending machines and tuck shops. Kerala issued a complete ban on the sale or manufacture of soft drinks altogether. from September 2006. The Indian Health Minister said the CSE tests were inaccurate.possibly non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. On 3 May 2006. announced new minimum nutrition standards for school food. Proponents believe that soft drinks are a significant contributor to childhood obesity and tooth decay. debate on whether high-calorie soft drink vending machines should be banned in school has been on the rise. They also note the immense amount of funding soft drink sales bring to schools. and that allowing soft drink sales in schools encourages children to believe they are safe to consume in moderate to large quantities. and said that the government's tests found pesticide levels within India's standards but above EU standards. Cadbury Schweppes. Government regulation Schools In recent years. and also help cover high costs to reform the US healthcare system. A similar CSE report in August 2006 prompted many state governments have issued a ban of the sale of soft drinks in schools. as it has contributed more than $50 million to legislators since 2000. Pesticides in India In 2003. Taxation In the United States. and that allowing children easy access to soft drinks violates that responsibility. schools. and the American Beverage Association announced new School Beverage Guidelines that will voluntarily remove high-calorie soft drinks from all U. DC. (These were later struck down in court. The food and beverage industry holds considerable clout in Washington. The reasoning is that extra taxes could fund educational activities to make consumers more aware of the unhealthy effects of drinking excessive soft drinks. school lunches will be free from carbonated drinks. Some people [who?] take a more moderate stance. the soft drink companies like Coca Cola and Pepsi .) In return. and its harmful impact on overall health. Increased blood lipid levels also seem to follow fructose ingestion over time. On 19 May 2006. the British Education Secretary. They also argue that schools have a responsibility to look after the health of the children in their care. PepsiCo. saying that soft drink machines should be allowed in schools. flavored water and milk) at a comparable price.

Coke and the University of Michigan commissioned an independent study of its bottling plants by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency published the results of its survey of benzene levels in soft drinks.have issued ads in the media regarding the safety of consumption of the drinks. about four times tap water standard. this may dilute your digestive enzymes and lead to poor digestion! Healthy drinks are a very important part of any healthy meal plan. found its products met EU standards in 2006. but most people don't want to drink just water (though if you add some fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice. 19 (79%) had amounts of benzene in excess of the federal tap water standard of 5 ppb.The United States Food and Drug Administration released its own test results of several soft drinks containing benzoates and ascorbic or erythorbic acid. Despite these findings. commissioned by Coke. Some other suggestions for healthy drinks include the following: Herbal infusions Herbal infusions are a great healthy drink option because they are so high in minerals. make up a certain percentage of the fluid you take in. The agency asked for these to be removed from sale. as of 2006. . which tested 150 products and found that four contained benzene levels above the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for drinking water. this resulted from natural fermentation used to build the carbonation. Five tested drinks contained benzene levels above the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended standard of 5 ppb. The Environmental Working Group has uncovered additional FDA test results that showed the following results: Of 24 samples of diet soda tested between 1995 and 2001 for the presence of benzene. Modern drinks introduce carbon dioxide for carbonation. In some older preparations. the FDA stated its belief that "the levels of benzene found in soft drinks and other beverages to date do not pose a safety concern for consumers" Alcohol content A report in October 2006 demonstrates that some soft drinks contain measurable amounts of alcohol. 11 fold tap water standards. Benzene In 2006. which reported in 2008 no unsafe chemicals in the water supply used. Average benzene levels were 19 ppb. If you drink too much with meals. not just with your meals. of course. Healthy Drinks Keep in mind that healthy drinks should be consumed throughout the day. One sample contained 55 ppb of benzene. you may enjoy it more). The UK-based Central Science Laboratory. A small amount of alcohol is introduced in some soft drinks where alcohol is used in the preparation of the flavoring extracts. They can be served warm or cold and can take the place of some of the water you drink during the day. but there is some speculation that alcohol might result from fermentation of sugars in an unsterile environment. Fresh filtered water should.

This can damage your bones and lead to osteoporosis. I advise staying away from soy milk because it is very processed and not really a natural food. Fruit-flavored "sodas" made by companies like Izze are very tasty. Look for juices made from fruits that are exceptionally nutritious. These are much better for you than high fructose corn syrup and chemical-filled sodas. .N. but they are fine in small is creamy and sweet. Why whole milk? Whole milk is best because the fat is necessary for the assimilation of the fatsoluble nutrients it contains). either. as juice is high in's widely available at natural food stores. unhomogenized whole milk. and coffee berry. they are pretty processed. I don't think packaged almond milk tastes that good.I far prefer homemade nut milks. and it may be the best energy drink I know. and try to use mostly water and just a little juice for flavor. Vita Coco and Zico make similar high quality products. Try A Campaign for Real Milk for more resources and know that Organic Pastures in California ships fresh raw and cultured dairy products nationwide. Another similar option is to make your own homemade fermented soft drinks (recipes for these coming soon). the next best type of milk is pasteurized.the brand O. Organic bottled juices Organic juices that are diluted with pure filtered water.Raw milk from grass-fed cows Raw milk is a good source of protein.E makes a lovely coconut water in aseptic packaging.good for beverages that you might want to sweeten. enzymes and natural healthy fats. offer organic grass-fed milk (both homogenized and unhomogenized.some are very sweet and high in carbs and again. with flavors such as amazon acai berry. Coconut water is also very good. like tea. cashew. If raw milk is unavailable or you choose to avoid it. and children usually love them. Make your own or buy it. In my area. I believe). Non-dairy milks Many of these are currently available. as well. a very unhealthy sweetener that has been implicated in the obesity epidemic. naturally sweetened root beers made from herbal ingredients are also available). Commercial soda is best avoided entirely as it has no health benefits and it can upset the mineral balance in your body. NY and unhomogenized milk is available from Evan's Farmhouse Creamery. such as pomegranate and acai. Rice milk and the others are ok. raw milk can be purchased at the Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent. Reed's Ginger Brew is deliciously spicy and it has some actual health benefits. Kombucha Kombucha. from soy milk to rice milk to almond milk to hemp milk. and these are easy to make. sparkling mineral water or seltzer (Lakewood and Biotta are two of my favorite juice brands) are delicious.the fizzy drink high in probiotics and B-vitamins. they make some other very interesting juice-like drinks. I personally like Living Harvest vanilla hemp milk.most contain high fructose corn syrup. It's wonderful for enhancing digestion and immunity. Natural by Nature and Strauss Family Creamery. Two national companies. Commercial sports drinks are not very good for you. but pretty expensive. calcium. Natural sodas If you want healthy drinks that resemble actual soda occasionally. look for the naturally sweetened brands that contain absolutely no high fructose corn syrup (ex.

Mint and chamomile are both good choices after a meal. Yerba mate is a healthy herbal drink made from the leaves of a tree that grows in the South American rainforest. especially if you use a high speed blender such as a Blendtec or a Vita-mix. A little stevia or raw honey may be added to sweeten your tea. if desired. I do not suggest drinking too much coffee or tea because you will be adversely affected by the caffeine (and if you are not in good health or if you don't even enjoy your coffee or tea but drink it solely to give you energy. shade-grown coffee because in this way you are supporting organic and sustainable farming practices that benefit the environment. It has a nice spicy taste but is very sweet on its own. as well. as they promote good digestion. Organic coffee and organic black tea Organic coffee and black tea are not at the top of the list of healthy drinks. but the Breville Juice Fountain gets high marks for being easy to use and clean. All-natural coffee substitutes Coffee substitutes may be grain or herbal-based. Teecino can be brewed just like coffee. but there are numerous types of herbal teas available almost everywhere. and does not require any added sweetener. Green tea and yerba mate Green tea is one of the best healthy drinks. Another one of my personal favorite herbal teas is Good Earth Organic ("original flavor"). Raja's Cup and Teecino make herbal coffee substitutes that are high in antioxidants. Definitely avoid coffee if you are trying to get pregnant of if you are already pregnant. and bottled yerba mate ice tea. It is important to drink organic coffee and tea so that you do not ingest unwanted chemicals. My favorite brand is Guayaki: they make loose-leaf mate.Homemade juices and smoothies Vegetable or fruit juices made fresh in a juicer are wonderful healthy drinks.I enjoy it when made in a french press with some vanilla hemp milk. as well as ensuring workers are paid a paid a fair wage for their product. either plain or in the form of a Green Tea Latte. I enjoy green tea does have some caffeine but it is a great source of antioxidants and may help with weight loss and weight maintenance. You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to what you can put in a smoothie.k. . provided you drink them in moderation (no more than 1-2 cups/daily. It has a little caffeine but is high in nutrients. mate tea bags. It is also important to look for fair-trade. but they are o. Smoothies can be purchased.Republic of Tea and Numi are two brands I like a lot. I suggest you give it up altogether). but they are much healthier and less expensive if you make them at home. They are easy to make. Cafix and Pero are made from roasted barley and chicory and they make a dark and rich coffee-like healthy drink especially when made with raw cream and a little raw honey. Herbal teas Organic herbal teas that do not contain caffeine can be warming and comforting healthy drinks.see healthy smoothies for more information and recipes. The only downside is the cleaning of the juicer.

if you have a personal or family history of alcoholism. hot tea. why not switch to organic? These are cultured/fermented beverages. sparkling water. The term "drink". I personally have had mixed results in this department. that does not contain alcohol. I always drink this when I am not feeling well. (Definitely avoid all alcohol. squash.Organic beer and wine If you are going to indulge in beer and wine occasionally. or fizzy drinks in the U. and milkshakes do not fall into this classification. The name "soft drink" specifies a lack of alcohol by way of contrast to the term "hard drink". . beer. Check out the The Organic Wine Company for more information. or if you are trying to conceive).. while hot chocolate. do a detox. though. you are pregnant. and fruit punch are among the most common types of soft drinks. Other healthy drinks Two more healthy drinks to consider are: • Warm chicken's a natural immune booster. Feedback from customers about Soft Drinks & Health Drinks Q: Why are soft drinks fizzy? A soft drink is a beverage. but I also made a delicious mead (fermented honey wine) for my mom's wedding.K. Carbonated soft drinks are more commonly known as soda. while nominally neutral. iced tea. coffee. I once made dandelion wine and found it pretty unpalatable. sometimes called minerals in Ireland. If you are the type who likes to undertake an adventure in the kitchen every so often. after all.very cleansing and one of my drinks of choice when I am trying to avoid all caffeine.these companies should be supported for their commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices that are so much better for the environment. More and more companies are offering organic varieties. the more we will see new healthier products in the marketplace. milk. Coop America has a great article on organic beer and wine with a list of great resources at the end. tonic. tap water. alcohol. you could also try to make your own wine.. lemonade. or other alcoholic beverage. The more demand increases. often carries connotations of alcoholic content. You can add a little miso or coconut milk (or both) to it. • Apple cider vinegar or herbal vinegar or lemon juice mixed with warm water and a bit of maple syrup or raw honey. as well. Beverages like colas. or soda pop in parts of the United States and Canada. This can be enjoyed anytime of the day. pop. and they can only be better for you when made with grapes and other ingredients that have not been sprayed with pesticides. often carbonated.. etc.

I was pretty much a coke addict. Limited hydration. The most plausible explanation I found is artificial sugar in diet sodas confuses your body when it tastes something sweet that isn’t sugar.8lbs since our body metabolism adapts accordingly from consuming more/less calories. Counteractive to Weight Loss Efforts. Stains and corrodes your teeth. which I later I found out wasn’t the case at all. A diuretic is a drug that speeds up the rate of urine production – meaning it removes water from your body. they have been shown to destroy 10 times more teeth material than fruit juices in just the first three minutes of drinking in a test. it makes your body crave for actual. I was an avid drinker of Coca-Cola and other soft drinks. As I grew up. I would find the taste excessively sweet. Over time. I used to think Diet Coke should be a diet staple when I was trying to lose weight. Here is a list of 5 top reasons why you should just quit drinking Coca-Cola and soda drinks. When I look back. lab conditions do not mirror reality. I became more conscious of the need to be healthy. So while you may be taking in 0 calories from drinking diet soda. sweet food. which is a diuretic.5 liter coke bottle. 3. One 330ml can of Coke contains around 160 calories. 2. In a year.8lbs! Granted.0) causes corrosion of your enamel. which then leads to weight gain. there is a higher likelihood you will grab consume more food after drinking the soda. I made the decision to quit drinking Coke at 18. When I reached my early 20s. I tried the following two scenarios in separate stretches of time: one drinking diet coke and another drinking just water. Coke and soft drinks contain caffeine. While there are many theories explaining this counter-intuitive finding. Coca-Cola and sodas with colorings stain yourteeth. In addition. 1. they were almost completely out of my diet. Slices of enamel were placed in Coke and other carbonated drinks for 48 hours. you will not be gaining an absolute 16. The result? I found a much higher tendency to go into binging attacks when I drink diet coke.Diet soda has been found to increase possibility of weight gain by 41%. but you will still be gaining an extra layer of weight just by drinking Coke/soda drinks over other healthier. Assuming you drink one can of Coke everyday: that’s 4800 extra calories every month or 1.4lbs. Granted. you do not get as hydrated as compared to if you just drink pure water. it was hard for me to even fathom myself putting so much of this chemical junk into my body when I was younger. that adds up to 57. While you can get your thirst quenched when drinking Coke. In the rare occasions where I do drink it. I started to slowly forgo Coca-Cola and soda drinks. The high acidity content (pH 2. Actually. lower calories options.0~4. as many are already aware. including my staple drink of Coke and soda. It was normal for me to have days when I would finish almost a whole 1. where there was a 5% weight loss of the enamel in the end. I thought to test this out for myself. As a result. acidic and unpalatable. .5 Reasons To Quit Drinking Soda Drinks (And How To Do It) Do you drink soda drinks? How often do you drink it? When I was young. but the corrosive effect of Coke on your teeth is something that accumulates over time. I started to relook into my diet. Contrary to popular belief.600 extra calories or 16. I realized Coke is actually quite detrimental to our health – so much so that I wonder why it even became such an ubiquitous drink! In my pursuit for a healthier life. Diet Coke/soda is counteractive to weight loss efforts as well. I could never get past a day without drinking Coca-Cola.

how can you quit coke and soft drinks? 1. about 100 mg of that caffeine is still in your system. If you drink coke/soda and you are finding it hard to manage your sleeping schedule. The last time I drank (diet) coke.4. Adenosine reception (sleep inducers) is important to sleep.m. Identify a substitute drink (that’s healthier). By increasing the levels of adrenaline (a stress hormone) in your body. jumbled and haphazard. Whenever I consume caffeine. I would never have been able to make this observation. My mind just went into overdrive mode and I could not sleep even though my body felt physically tired. It feels more like my mind is operating by itself and my conscious self is only allowed to observe in the background to give limited inputs. consciousness and behavior. my mental thinking is not as clear. That means that if you consume a big cup of coffee with 200 mg of caffeine in it at 3:00 p. I am left with a state of fatigue worse than beforesince I was denying your body of the rest it deserved. For me. I feel like my mind has been pried awake beyond its desires. However. The caffeine prevents drowsiness by (i) blocking the effects of hormones serotonin and melatonin and (ii) blocking adenosine receptors (sleep-inducers) from being binded. it is just a stimulated feeling. my natural inclinations for drinks are: . I pretty much feel like a zombie walking around with limited mental capacities and a body heavy as lead. I’m not fully in control of the higher faculties of my mind. Apart from causing insomnia. The half-life of caffeine in your body is about six hours. Instead of being able to operate as a fully conscious being. Even though the lights are on in my brain. Artificial stimulant which alters your mind. but your body will probably miss out on the benefits of deep sleep.. Causes insomnia and sleeping disorders. after I quit drinking soda. bear in mind that the boost is only temporaryand at the expense of the natural functions of your mind (see point 5 above). 5. To quote Jacob Teitelbaum. I can only perform low level tasks which do not require much thinking. Higher functions of my mind seem to be beyond me. it might be the caffeine causing the problem. it kept me up all night until 6am. Even though I’m supposedly more alert. after the initial effects wear off. drinking Coke after being Coke/soda-free for many months made the contrast very stark to me. I noticed that whenever I do drink Coca-Cola or soda. While you may feel more alert after a dose of caffeine. it also prevents you from getting the full benefits of sleep. as the excerpt below from How Stuff Works shows: The most important long-term problem (of caffeine) is the effect (it) has on sleep.” How To Quit Drinking Coke / Sodas Successfully? So. The problem is further aggravated if you are a naturally hyperactive person too (like me). What it lends you in the morning it takes back with heavy interest in the afternoon. “Caffeine is an energy loan shark. You may be able to fall asleep. It feels as though my thoughts become more rapid. To make things worse. and especially to deep sleep. Caffeine is also a psychoactive stimulant drug. resulting in temporary changes in perception.m. you end off setting off feelings of anxiety and tension in your body. mood. even though I tried turning in at 2am. If this was in the past where I was drinking Coke everyday. by 9:00 p. It affects the central nervous system and alters brain function. emotions and behavior. you end up having less control of your thoughts. While you may appreciate caffeine for keeping you awake for a particular morning meeting or presentation.

This prevents any second thoughts. (2) Fruit and/or vegetable smoothies which I make myself using my blender. plain/mineral water will always be a reliable option. 2. it is delicious. It may seem like a waste but it’s better than downing them into your body and ruining it. You can feel yourself becoming healthier. At the same time. United States ranks first among countries in soft drink consumption. And so here are 8 reasons why we drink soda: 1. These symptoms may come in the form of restlessness. 4. that many people drink it with every meal! . as you start freeing yourself of Coca-Cola and soda drinks. And probably many regular soda drinkers are aware that soft drinks are bad for the health. I think we need to know more about this drink that we love so much. ask for their help to put the drinks out of your side. It's Very Tasty! The taste could be one thing that gets us addicted to drinking soda. Ensure you have enough sleep. I would recommend not to substitute it with coffee – the higher caffeine levels makes it an unhealthy drink as well (more than 2 times compared to Coke. it is so good.And stop buying them home. on a per oz basis). healthy. Tell your friends of your goal. Try it and see how it works for you Chances are. 8 Reasons Why People Drink Soda & 16 Reasons To Give Up Soda Drinking Most of us drink soda. Your friends can serve as gatekeepers of your decision. educate them on why they should quit drinking and get them to quit as well. Get rid of the soda drinks in the fridge. So you do not have to resort to drinking caffeinated sodas to keep you awake later in the day. cravings to drink again. As you start cutting away Coke and sodas from your life. Push through! They will start melting away after a few days in the face of your determination. you will find your body feels so much more refreshed and cleansed. …. This way. Your thinking becomes clearer as well. gives a fountain of benefits. you are accountable to them as well. 8. Mark it on your calendar if you have one. anxiety. I have also never been fond of the taste of coffee anyway – it has a bitter undertone which does not sit so well with my taste buds. 5. If you are to dine outside. don’t purchase them anymore! Tell your family (or housemates if you live with other people) about your goal and tell them to stop buying the drinks. Mentally block out the soda section in the menu when you dine outside. When you start seeing a whole succession of soda-free days. Remove all traces of Coke and soda drinks inside your fridge. I personally do not drink coffee because of that. Keep a record of the days you go without drinking Coke or sodas. Better yet. 3. Doesn’t get any better than this. Since you are going to give up sodas. 6. you may find withdrawal symptoms in the first week (depending on how heavy a drinker you were before). you will be tempted to keep the ball rolling. there is no need for you to look at the soda section. 7. If this is not possible. Some drink more than others. In fact.(1) Plain water – (nearly) free. Persevere. After you eliminate the remaining traces of those drinks.

16 Reasons To Stop Drinking Soda These were reasons why we drink soda and here are 16 powerful reasons to give up soda drinking. Promotion and Advertising Soft drinks are heavily consumed in part because companies promote them vigorously . 1. at fast-food chains. sugared. and supermarket checkouts. It Is Cheap Soda may be pretty inexpensive when compared with fruit juice and milk. drinking several sodas a day is a force of habit. And saliva helps to neutralize acids (soda is the most acidic beverage you can buy) and wash your teeth clean. Pepsi. 6. Caffeine Addiction Many soft drinks contain caffeine and caffeine is mildly addictive. and even schools. This fact is part of the reason soda is such a hard habit to break. a large soda is only an extra dollar. and you get fries! 7. Thirst Often people drink soda to quench the thirst.the soda habit and the caffeine habit. However. caffeinated. this is probably the worst time to drink soda. Do you know the extent to which drinking carbonated. With combo meals. If you want something quick or are in a hurry. 3.2. stores. It's Everywhere! Even if you wanted to drink something else. 5.Billions of dollars are spend on advertising sodas . . because when you are very thirsty or dehydrated you have low levels of saliva. you would be hard-pressed to find it as prominently displayed in vending machines. and the like are in our society until you try to stop drinking soda. restaurants. You might not realize how ubiquitous Coke. 4. Soda Habit For some people. "Grab-n-Go"! The most addictive thing about soda is the convenience.m. museums. If you're addicted to the caffeine in soda. or artificially sweetened beverages harms your body? Giving up soft drinks can be one of the best things you can do to improve your health. it is so easy to grab and convenient to drink.and market them everywhere . Convenience. You know drinking soda is a habit when you find yourself going to the grocery store at 10 p. you're really having two habits . Soda Is Useless. gas stations. because your refrigerator is tapped out.

6 especially in people who drink soft drinks instead of calcium-rich milk7. Some scientists believe that the unceasing demands that a soda habit places on the pancreas may ultimately leave it unable to keep up with the body's need for insulin. 3.6 times. counterbalancing the adverse effects of sugar. Also. Interestingly. there are no nutritionally beneficial components in soft drinks. fiber.000 women. Researchers found that women who drank one or more sugary drinks a day gained more weight and were 83% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who imbibed less than once a month.First of all. Some scientists now suspect that the sweet stuff may help explain why the number of Americans with type 2 diabetes has tripled from 6. minerals. They also speculate that vitamins. When sugar enters the bloodstream quickly. According to the results of high quality study3 reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages helped reduce body mass index in the heaviest teenagers. and phytochemicals in fruit juices may have a protective effect against weight gain and diabetes. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School4 analyzed data from the Nurses' Health Study II. Drinking soda not only contributes to making people fat. both conditions contribute to the risk of developing diabetes. 2. Today that ratio is reversed: 3 cups of sugary drinks for every cup of milk. leading researchers to speculate that naturally occurring sugars may have different metabolic effects than added sugars. women who consumed a lot of fruit juice--which is high in natural fructose--were not at increased risk of diabetes. In the 1950s. Several scientific studies have provided experimental evidence that soft drinks are directly related to weight gain. Weight Gain & Obesity Many people either forget or don't realize how many extra calories they consume in what they drink. Over the following 8 years. osteoporosis is a major health threat for 44 million Americans. children drank 3 cups of milk for every 1 cup of sugary drinks. though some scientists believe that the acidity of colas may be weakening bones by promoting the loss of calcium. . Rapidly absorbed carbohydrates like high fructose corn syrup put more strain on insulin-producing cells than other foods. 741 women were diagnosed with the disease. Diabetes This is a consequence of #2. the risk of obesity increases 1. Soft drinks mostly consist of filtered water and refined sugars. Tellingly. None of the participants had diabetes at the onset of the study in 1991. Most experts now say that the real culprit is soda's displacement of milk in the diet. insulin itself becomes less effective at processing sugar. a trial tracking the health of more than 51. but it also stresses the body's ability to process sugar5. Yet the average American drinks about 57 gallons of soft drinks each year. The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers2 calculate that for each additional soda consumed.8 million today. 4. High soda consumption (particularly cola15) in children poses a significant risk factor for impaired calcification of growing bones. Drinking a single 330 ml can a day of sugary drinks translates to more than 1lb of weight gain every month. Anything that promotes weight gain increases the risk of diabetes. the pancreas has to secrete large amounts of insulin for the body to process it. Weakened Bones And Risk Of Osteoporosis Frequent consumption of soft drinks may also increase the risk of osteoporosis.6 million in 1980 to 20.

Researches clearly demonstrated that large quantities of cola result in enhanced kidney stone formation16-17. more sensitive. while monitoring their total calories. and insulin resistance. 6. Dental experts continue to urge that people drink less soda pop. and more susceptible to decay. Dental Caries And Erosion Soda eats up and dissolves the tooth enamel8.5. If you're wondering exactly how soft drinks cause kidney stones. 9. more so than noncola sodas. making the teeth weaker. particularly in the form of soft drinks. gave 15 volunteers 450 calories a day of either soda or jelly beans for a month and then switched them for the next month. This theory was born out by researchers at Purdue University who. the volunteers ate more and gained (MSN Health) There is good evidence that cola beverages can increase the risk of kidney problems. Likely To Cause Heartburn Soft drink consumption is a strong predictor of heartburn20-21. 8. Harmful Effects On Liver . After controlling for various factors. As this calcium is eliminated through your urine. In a study published in the journal Epidemiology14. the team found that drinking two or more colas a day (whether artificially sweetened or regular) was linked to a twofold risk of chronic kidney disease. to prevent tooth decay and dental erosion. Your body must buffer the acidity of soft drinks with calcium from your own bones. leads to an increase in blood pressure22. during the soda phase. it slowly forms kidney stones. 10. Researches9 say that soft drinks are responsible for doubling or tripling the incidence of tooth decay. The acidity can dissolve the mineral content of the enamel. Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factor Soft drink consumption is a significant risk factor for developing of metabolic syndrome18. high cholesterol. especially between meals. Increased Blood Pressure Experts have reasons to believe that overconsumption of fructose. Kidney Damage People who down sugary drinks don't feel as full as those who consume the same amount of calories in solid food. 7. the team compared the dietary habits of 465 people with chronic kidney disease and 467 healthy people. The candy eaters compensated for the extra calories by eating less food and maintained their weight. a combination of the symptoms such as high blood pressure. in 2000. it's because of their acidity and radical mineral imbalances. Soda's acidity makes it even worse for teeth than the solid sugar found in candy. obesity.

11. about the same as vinegar. is the most acidic beverage you can buy. High Caffeine Content Another advantage of avoiding sodas is that you will avoid the unnecessary caffeine.0. The phosphoric acid present in soft drink competes with the hydrochloric acid of the stomach and affects its functions. 13. food remains undigested causing indigestion.). known as sodium benzoate. . The poison in diet soda is an artificial sweetener aspartame. insomnia. 12. gastrointestinal disturbance. found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption10-13. no matter who makes it. and methanol (that further converts to formaldehyde and formic acid. that starts from the mouth and ends up at the anus only the stomach can resist an acidic environment up to pH 2. gassiness or bloating (swelling of stomach). Why does that matter? Throughout the digestive system. but the sugar content disguises the acidity. irregular heartbeat and other side effects. which are known carcinogens. tension.There is evidence that consumption of too many soft drinks puts you under increased risk for liver cirrhosis similar to what chronic alcoholics have19. 15. aspartic acid. Possible Cell Damage Ability A new health scare erupted over soft drinks recently amid evidence that they may cause serious cell damage. But before the acidity of soft drink reaches the stomach it passes through all the other organs involved in the digestive system thus causing an abnormal acidic environment. aspartame breaks down into its starting components: phenylalanine. with a pH of about 2. Caffeine is a diuretic and causes an increase in urine volume. Interesting fact: A pH below 4 or above 10 will kill most fish and very few animals can tolerate waters with a pH below 3 or above 11. After you drink an aspartame-sweetened product. Both caffeine and sugar cause dehydration. High concentration of sugar is drawing off water because your kidneys try to expel the excess sugar out of the blood.51. The linings of the mouth.Aspartame If you think diet soda is better think again. Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid. It is used because it's about 200 times sweeter than table sugar. 14. High doses of caffeine can cause irritability. excessive urination. Toxins . When you drink a caffeinated soda to quench your thirst. and methanol. consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH level of 7. Dehydration Another problem with sodas is that they act as dehydrating diuretics. phenylalanine. To put that into perspective. Research from a British university suggests a common preservative E211. Despite US FDA approval as a "safe" food additive. you will actually become thirstier. When the stomach becomes ineffective. Impaired Digestive System Soda. restlessness. high blood pressure. aspartame is one of the most dangerous substances added to foods. Soda drinks are a major source of caffeine in the American diet. pharynx and esophagus are highly sensitive to acids.

A soft drink has no nutritional value at all. To make matter worse modern soft drinks now add synthetic sugar that allows you to drink more. One reason is that this people constantly consume the wrong kind of food and drinks which will add weight to their body. green or black . Why Healthy People Avoid The Soft Drinks? I would like to share with you a certain topic that is very important when you are trying to lose weight. and even water and deprive yourself from essential vitamins and minerals. pesticides level found in soft drinks was found way above allowable limits. • 100% Juice. CONCLUATION Again after 3 years. Fruit juice can be also useful for flavoring your water and teas. Is this relevant to pesticides found in coca-cola? (which are being manufactured). However if for some reason you cannot stop drinking.herbal. They aired a ad. • Water. Studies have shown that many obese people drink it during their meal time. By drinking soda. in which some pestiside experts talks about the pesticides levels. is it really harmful? Do you know that it contains empty calories? Empty calories have no nutritional value at all. 16. milk. In short you are just pumping sugar into your body. Any kind of tea . There Are So Many Healthy Alternatives! Soda replaces healthier drinks. However if you really want to loss weight and be healthy. which were shown to protects the body form many health problems. He says that the even the human milk has insecticides. I have shown you very carefully that the link between soft drink and obesity is very real. Coca-cola is spending quite a huge amount on telling people how it is safe to keep drinking the soft drinks. but is used in large quantities to prevent mould in soft drinks. all you do is putting in sugar into your body. • Tea. Studies have shown that a can 250ml contains at least 9 teaspoons of sugar. The problem is with synthetic sugar it allows a person to drink much more without throwing rich in antioxidants. You see there are many reasons why many people become obese. The next time instead of drinking soft drink you should consider drinking water. I wonder why not they spend money to reduce the insecticide levels? Does coca-cola think that Indians are . you need to stop drinking. To be fair. you could not consume more than 3 glasses without throwing out because human being just cannot take so much sugar in the body. I know they are very tasty and nice. In this topic I am going to discuss the link between soft drink and obesity.Sodium benzoate occurs in small amounts naturally in berries. You see in the past. When you drink it. Instead of spending money on such things. You may asked. you cut the intake of fresh juices. That is if you want to lose weight. at least try to cut it intake. you must avoid soft drinks. Water is the best drink in the world.

I am just thinking. instead of reducing the level of insecticides in their products. then what is Govt. THE END . The conclusion which I came to is I am going to stop drinking soft-drinks henceforth (though I drink not more than 1 300 ml bottle per month in a year). of India doing? Is government sleeping? There are many NGO's in India which are working on such issues.guinea pigs? Or something like that? And how can they comment that human milk contains quite high level pesticides? Have they done some research? If yes. Not trying to come to any conclusion. And if its true. they must have spent quite a large amount of money in doing so. Are they sleeping also? Well.

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