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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
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
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. iced tea. Conclusion ABOUT Soft drink A soft drink (widely referred to as pop. or soda pop) is a drink that contains no alcohol but is usually referred to as a sugary drink. fruit punch. root beer. Hot chocolate. cream soda. hot tea. flavored water. Some of the most common soft drinks include cola. sparkling lemonade (or other lemon-lime sodas).e. sweet tea. soda. i. coffee. Generally it is also implied that the drink does not contain milk or other dairy products. tap water. juice and milkshakes also do not fall into this classification. squash. grape soda. The term "soft" is employed in opposition to "hard". 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. Soft drinks are often carbonated and commonly consumed while cold and or room temperature. Many carbonated soft drinks are optionally available in versions sweetened with sugars or with noncaloric sweeteners. . and ginger ale. sparkling water. orange soda. alcoholic drinks.
In the 1830s. Venel. The earliest soft drinks were sherbets developed by Arabic chemists and originally served in the medieval Near East. herbs. dandelion. Gabriel F. Joseph Black. Alkindus. Businessmen in Philadelphia and New York City also began selling soda water in the early 1800s. Carbonated drinks In late 18th century. The American pharmacists selling mineral waters began to add herbs and chemicals to unflavored mineral water. (also known as soda water). Robert Boyle. Both men were successful and built large factories for fabricating fountains. improved Priestley's design and sold his apparatus for commercial use in pharmacies. His invention of carbonated water. made from fermented dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) and burdock (Arctium lappa) roots. and is naturally carbonated. In 1767. John Matthews of New York City and John Lippincott of Philadelphia began manufacturing soda fountains. Connecticut. bottled sodas The drinking of either natural or artificial mineral water was considered a healthy practice. a popular drink known as Dandelion & Burdock appeared in England. The drink (similar to sarsapirilla) is still available today. Soda fountain pioneers Artificial mineral waters. Flavorings . John Mervin Nooth. usually called "soda water. since the safrole in the original recipe was found to be carcinogenic. Vendors carried tanks of lemonade on their backs and dispensed cups of the soft drink to thirsty Parisians. Bergman's apparatus allowed imitation mineral water to be produced in large amounts. and encouraging the gas to dissolve into an agitated bowl of water. 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. scientists made important progress in replicating naturally carbonated mineral waters. They were made from water and lemon juice sweetened with honey. William Brownrigg. Beginning in 1806. fruit extracts. 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. Ancient societies believed that bathing in natural springs and/or drinking mineral waters could cure many diseases. juices and wine) to carbonated water in the late 18th century. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier. Swedish chemist Torbern Bergman invented a generating apparatus that made carbonated water from chalk by the use of sulfuric acid. From around 1265. and other substances." and the soda fountain made the biggest splash in the United States. Friedrich Hoffmann. but is made with flavorings and carbonated water. In 1772. Yale chemistry professor Benjamin Silliman sold soda waters in New Haven. Another Englishman. Rhazes. England. is the major and defining component of most soft drinks. They used birch bark (see birch beer). Soda fountains vs. He used a Nooth apparatus to produce his waters. the Compagnie des Limonadiers of Paris was granted a monopoly for the sale of lemonade soft drinks. Paracelsus. Early scientists who studied mineral waters included Geber. and David Macbride. Priestley found water thus treated had a pleasant taste. and he offered it to friends as a refreshing drink. Hermann Boerhaave.HISTORY OF SOFT DRINKS Soft drinks trace their history back to the mineral waters found in natural springs. or flowers. Swedish chemist Jöns Jacob Berzelius started to add flavors (spices. These were juiced soft drinks made of crushed fruit. sarsaparilla. The first marketed soft drinks (non-carbonated) in the Western world appeared in the 17th century. In 1676.
the first patent was issued for a glass-blowing machine for the automatic production of glass bottles.000 bottles a day. Michael Owens. Four years later. sales of bottled soda increased exponentially.ref>Wildfell Hall.S. patents were filed for either a cork.400 bottles a day to about 58. Home-Paks and vending machines During the 1920s. Automatic production of glass bottles In 1899. etc. It was first operated by the inventor. or lid for the carbonated drink bottle tops during the early days of the bottling industry. the level of the major constituent. the new bottle-blowing machine was in operation. cap. Due to problems in the U.) with water. Carbonated water is made using a home carbonation system or by dropping dry ice into water.) In America. a Baltimore machine shop operator. or at home.500 U. Many Americans frequented the soda fountain on a daily basis. glass bottle production increased from 1. In the early 20th century. Inventors were trying to find the best way to prevent the carbon dioxide or bubbles from escaping. particle size. the microbiological status and physical parameters such as color. "Home-Paks" are the familiar six-pack cartons made from cardboard. Automatic vending machines also began to appear in the 1920s. oranges. 30</ref>. In The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. usually in a drugstore or ice cream parlor. Syrups are commercially sold by companies such as Soda-Club. (They were certainly known in England. canned soft drinks became an important share of the market. Soft drinks can be made at home by mixing either a syrup or dry ingredients with carbonated water.S. ch. Production Soft drink production Soft drinks are made either by mixing dry ingredients and/or fresh ingredients (e. i. the caddish Huntingdon. bottled drinks were a small portion of the market in the 19th century. etc. Production of soft drinks can be done at factories. This is not only the functional parameter. most soft drinks were dispensed and consumed at a soda fountain. Within a few years. though. glass industry. 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. lemons. Pharmacies with soda fountains became a popular part of American culture. In 1892.g. recovering from months of debauchery. Soft drink bottling industry Over 1. .e. published in 1848.were also added to improve the taste. It was the first very successful method of keeping the bubbles in the bottle. the first "Home-Paks" were invented. an employee of Libby Glass Company. but the level of impurities. Earlier glass bottles had all been hand-blown. Carbonated drink bottles are under a lot of pressure from the gas. wakes at noon and gulps a bottle of soda-water. In the second half of the 20th century.
Cans are packaged in a variety of quantities such as six packs.5. soft drinks are usually sold in 375 ml cans or glass or plastic bottles. In Australia. fluid ounce plastic bottles. Various sizes from 8-67. fluid ounce (1 U.S. fluid ounce glass bottles. 1.Soft drink packaging U. 1.S. In Australia and New Zealand. South Australia is the only state to offer a container recycling scheme. soft drinks are typically sold in 2. and short eight-ounce cans. 1. cans are crushed and sold as scrap aluminium. and bottles of 591 ml. 12 U.5 litre bottles have more recently been used by the the Coca-Cola Company. 12 packs and cases of 24. In the United States. 473 ml.S.S. The odd sizes are due to being the metric near-equivalents to 8. containers in 2008. Jones Soda and Orange Crush are sold in 16 U. typically ranging from € 0. market. it is usually called an "ice cream float.S. 2. 36 and 360. The bottles are smelted. 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. soft drinks are available in 200 ml and 300 ml glass bottles." ." or soda for short.89 l. 500 ml. soft drinks are sold in cans of 236 ml. and "Boston cooler" (vanilla ice cream in Vernor's ginger ale). This allows bottlers to use the same-sized containers as in the U. people usually buy glass bottles and return them in exchange for a small amount of money. glass and plastic bottles In the United States. it is known as a "spider." but may be called an "ice cream soda. 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. 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. 8. Some ice cream sodas have specific names such as "black cow." "purple cow" (vanilla ice cream in purple grape soda). In Europe. 710 ml. 1 l.25 or 2 litre. The most common of these is the root beer float. However.15 to 0. 1. In Canada.25. 330 ml plastic or 500 ml glass bottles.25 l. 20. and 2 l. 1. 16. some soft drinks are now sold in similarly sized cans. 12. With the advent of energy drinks sold in eight-ounce cans in the US. 355 ml. In India. Bottles are usually 390 ml.5." "brown cow.S. Ice cream sodas/floats The ice cream soda. 1. Brands of more international soft drinks such as Fanta and Red Bull are more likely to come in round-figure capacities. 1 litre. pint) glass bottles. and 600 ml. fluid ounce cans. also called float. 1 liter. Some Coca-Cola products can be purchased in 8 and 12 U. 600 ml. 20 and 24 U. 24 and 64 U.S. 250 ml and 330 ml cans.6 US fl oz (237 ml -2 l) shown in can. 1. 12. fluid ounces.S. or cleaned and refilled. soft drinks are sold in 3. as they were made at the once-ubiquitous soda fountains. This scheme is also done in the Philippines. Cans and bottles often come in packs of six or four. recently having lifted the deposit from 5 cents to 10 cents.5 l and 2 l plastic bottles. aluminium cans are traditionally sized in 330 ml. This is an example of a wider phenomenon in North America. Several countries have standard recyclable packaging with a container deposit.
"coke" is often used generically to refer to any cola in Scotland. including tooth decay. and low nutrient levels. while "soda" in Scotland is usually taken to mean soda water). In 1998. Similarly. If so. Americans doubled their consumption of sweetened beverages . though this is challenged by other researchers. and changes in consumption predict changes in weight. nutritional depletion. In each of these studies. Benzene belongs to this category: the amount of benzene in soft drinks is small enough that it is unlikely to pose a health risk. Many soft drinks contain ingredients that are themselves sources of concern: caffeine is linked to anxiety and sleep disruption when consumed in excess.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.In Scotland (mainly the west coast) it is usually referred to as a "float. . Still. it is possible that people who lead unhealthy lifestyles consume more soft drinks. Sodium benzoate has been investigated as a possible cause of DNA damage and hyperactivity.8 kg. Other substances have negative health effects. and heart disease. type-2 (formerly known as "adult-onset") diabetes.24 kg/m2." Health effects The consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks is associated with obesity. obesity." for example. Obesity and weight-related diseases From 1977 to 2001. the absolute number of soft drinks consumed per day was also positively associated with weight gain. type 2 diabetes. Experimental studies tend to support a causal role for sugar-sweetened soft drinks in these ailments. Reviews of the experimental evidence suggest that soft drink consumption does cause weight gain. The report examined statistics relating to the soaring consumption of soft drinks. the Center for Science in the Public Interest published a report entitled Liquid Candy: How Soft Drinks are Harming Americans' Health. and the consequent health ramifications. Experimental evidence is needed to definitively establish the causal role of soft drink consumption.0 kg over the course of the study while the women who decreased their consumption gained only 2. and the health effects of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners remain controversial. Each soft drink that a child added to his or her daily consumption was accompanied by an increase in BMI of 0. an 8-year study of 50. 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). 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. It also reviewed soft drink marketing and made various recommendations aimed at reducing soft drink consumption. but the effect is often small except for overweight individuals. The women who increased their consumption of soft drinks gained 8. particularly by children. there is a regional variation: cola (regardless of brand) and vanilla ice cream are called a "coke afloat. dental cavities.a trend that was paralleled by a doubling of the prevalence of obesity. In Belfast. Northern Ireland. a "coke float" (as elsewhere. but are present in such small quantities that they are unlikely to pose any substantial health risk. The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is associated with weight and obesity.
metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk factors.5% increase among children in the control group. and did not compensate later by cutting back. Individuals in the sucrose group gained 1. Oral bacteria ferment carbohydrates and produce acid. and elevated blood pressure.14 kg/m2). while people who consumed soft drinks did not. A large number of soft drinks are acidic. 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. The likely reason for the difference in weight gain is that people who consumed the jelly beans lowered their caloric intake at subsequent meals. Indeed.Many of these experiments examined the influence of sugar-sweetened soft drinks on weight gain in children and adolescents. including diabetes. In one study.glucose. The jelly bean supplement did not lead to weight gain. Thus. The experiment compared rats who were fed saccharin-sweetened yogurt and glucose-sweetened yogurt. In another study.2%. Although the participants gained the most weight when consuming the sugar-sweetened drinks.0 kg. sucrose and other simple sugars. sweetened drinks are likely to increase risk of dental caries. The saccharin group eventually consumed more calories. but this effect was only statistically significant among the heaviest children (who saw a benefit of -. fructose. and some may have a pH of 3. Other research suggests that soft drinks might play a special role in weight gain. or neither. adolescents replaced sugar-sweetened soft drinks in their diet with artificially-sweetened soft drinks that were sent to their homes over 25 weeks. some of the differences were unreliable: the differences between men who consumed sugar-sweetened drinks or no drinks was not statistically significant. children who received the artificially-sweetened drinks saw a smaller increase in their BMI (by -. Dental decay Most soft drinks contain high concentration of simple carbohydrates . That is.75 kg/m2). Drinking acidic drinks over a long period of time and continuous sipping can therefore erode the tooth enamel. artificially-sweetened soft drinks. and individuals in the artificial-sweetener group lost 1. Sugar-sweetened drinks also cause weight gain in adults. The consumption of sugar-sweetened soft drinks is also associated with many weight-related diseases. In one experiment. 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. A study by Purdue University reported that no-calorie sweeteners were linked to an increase in body weight. but the soft drink supplement did. people may who consume calories in sugar-sweetened beverages may fail to adequately reduce their intake of calories from other sources. overweight individuals consumed a daily supplement of sucrose-sweetened or artificially-sweetened drinks or foods for a 10 week period. Compared with children in a control group. compared to a 7. During the school year. the prevalence of obesity decreased among children in the program by 0. Most of the supplement was in the form of soft drinks. which dissolves tooth enamel during the dental decay process.0 or even lower. A two week study had participants supplement their diet with sugar-sweetened soft drinks. The risk is greater if the frequency of consumption is high. thus. One four-week experiment compared a 450 calorie/day supplement of sugar-sweetened soft drinks to a 450 calorie/day supplement of jelly beans. It has also been suggested that brushing teeth right . the low levels of satiety provided by sugar-sweetened soft drinks may explain their association with obesity. gained more weight and more body fat.6 kg. an educational program encouraged schoolchildren to consume fewer soft drinks.
sucrose dominates. such as water. fiber. Today in the United States high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used nearly exclusively as a sweetener because of its lower cost. soft drinks obtained nearly all of their food energy in the form of refined cane sugar or corn syrup. While the intermediates of fructose metabolism are similar to those of glucose. (including colas. it is well known that the human body breaks sucrose down into glucose and fructose before it is absorbed by the intestines. lowering bone density of the skeleton and leading to weakened bones. 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. Simple sugars such as fructose are converted into the same intermediates as in glucose metabolism. HFCS has been criticized as having a number of detrimental effects on human health.after drinking soft drinks should be avoided as this can result in additional erosion to the teeth due to the presence of acid. or other essential nutrients. leading to accumulation of fat throughout the body and . Nutritional value Unless fortified. Although anecdotal evidence has been presented to support such claims. or osteoporosis. Soft drinks and bone density Research suggests a statistically significant inverse relationship between consumption of carbonated beverages and bone mineral density in young girls. Sugar content While the USDA recommended daily allotment (RDA) of added sugars is 10 teaspoons for a 2. Fructokinase activity is not regulated by metabolism or hormones and proceeds rapidly after intake of fructose. calcium metabolism studies by leading calcium and bone expert Dr. many soft drinks contain more than this amount. the rates of formation are excessive.000calorie diet. Robert Heaney suggested that the net effect of carbonated soft drinks. minerals. Soft drinks may also displace other healthier choices in people's diets. Heaney concluded that it is likely that cola's prominence in observational studies is due to their prominence in the marketplace. such as promoting diabetes. milk. However. and a host of other problems. which places them at increased risk of suffering fractures in the future. However. because EU agricultural policies favor production of sugar beets in Europe proper and sugarcane in the former colonies over the production of corn. they also contain little to no vitamins. hyperactivity. and fruit juice. 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. protein. Until 1985. One hypothesis to explain this relationship is that the phosphoric acid contained in some soft drinks (colas) displaces calcium from the bones. which use phosphoric acid as the acidulent) on calcium retention was negligible. metabolism of fructose is extremely rapid and is initiated by fructokinase. while in Europe. This fact promotes fatty acid and triglyceride synthesis in the liver. hypertension. High caloric intake contributes to obesity if not balanced with exercise.
Taxation In the United States. as it has contributed more than $50 million to legislators since 2000. legislators. Amongst a wide range of measures. 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. Some people [who?] take a more moderate stance. the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. and the American Beverage Association announced new School Beverage Guidelines that will voluntarily remove high-calorie soft drinks from all U. They propose that when soft drink vending machines are made available in school grounds. The Indian Health Minister said the CSE tests were inaccurate. Proponents believe that soft drinks are a significant contributor to childhood obesity and tooth decay. On 19 May 2006. and its harmful impact on overall health. and said that the government's tests found pesticide levels within India's standards but above EU standards. schools. Kerala issued a complete ban on the sale or manufacture of soft drinks altogether. On 3 May 2006. announced new minimum nutrition standards for school food. 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.S. and also help cover high costs to reform the US healthcare system. the British Education Secretary. Opponents believe that obesity is a complex issue and soft drinks are not the only cause. The food and beverage industry holds considerable clout in Washington. Pesticides in India In 2003. Government regulation Schools In recent years.) In return. Cadbury Schweppes. Schools will also end the sale of junk food (including carbonated drinks) in vending machines and tuck shops. saying that soft drink machines should be allowed in schools. and that allowing soft drink sales in schools encourages children to believe they are safe to consume in moderate to large quantities.possibly non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. PepsiCo. 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. A similar CSE report in August 2006 prompted many state governments have issued a ban of the sale of soft drinks in schools. the soft drink companies like Coca Cola and Pepsi . Increased blood lipid levels also seem to follow fructose ingestion over time. and that allowing children easy access to soft drinks violates that responsibility. DC. school lunches will be free from carbonated drinks. from September 2006. the schools should be required to provide children with a choice of alternative drinks (such as fruit juice. flavored water and milk) at a comparable price. Alan Johnson. but that they should not be the only option available. The reasoning is that extra taxes could fund educational activities to make consumers more aware of the unhealthy effects of drinking excessive soft drinks. They also argue that schools have a responsibility to look after the health of the children in their care. They also note the immense amount of funding soft drink sales bring to schools. (These were later struck down in court. Coca-Cola. debate on whether high-calorie soft drink vending machines should be banned in school has been on the rise.
. 19 (79%) had amounts of benzene in excess of the federal tap water standard of 5 ppb. 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. The agency asked for these to be removed from sale. this may dilute your digestive enzymes and lead to poor digestion! Healthy drinks are a very important part of any healthy meal plan. which tested 150 products and found that four contained benzene levels above the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for drinking water. but most people don't want to drink just water (though if you add some fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice. If you drink too much with meals. about four times tap water standard. Coke and the University of Michigan commissioned an independent study of its bottling plants by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). not just with your meals.The United States Food and Drug Administration released its own test results of several soft drinks containing benzoates and ascorbic or erythorbic acid. the United Kingdom Food Standards Agency published the results of its survey of benzene levels in soft drinks. of course. make up a certain percentage of the fluid you take in. Fresh filtered water should. as of 2006. 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. One sample contained 55 ppb of benzene. Healthy Drinks Keep in mind that healthy drinks should be consumed throughout the day.have issued ads in the media regarding the safety of consumption of the drinks. In some older preparations. you may enjoy it more). which reported in 2008 no unsafe chemicals in the water supply used. The UK-based Central Science Laboratory. 11 fold tap water standards. commissioned by Coke. A small amount of alcohol is introduced in some soft drinks where alcohol is used in the preparation of the flavoring extracts. but there is some speculation that alcohol might result from fermentation of sugars in an unsterile environment. Average benzene levels were 19 ppb. Modern drinks introduce carbon dioxide for carbonation. Despite these findings. found its products met EU standards in 2006. this resulted from natural fermentation used to build the carbonation. Benzene In 2006. 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. They can be served warm or cold and can take the place of some of the water you drink during the day.
cashew. they are pretty processed. 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. Why whole milk? Whole milk is best because the fat is necessary for the assimilation of the fatsoluble nutrients it contains). calcium. Coconut water is also very good. Organic bottled juices Organic juices that are diluted with pure filtered water. and these are easy to make.the fizzy drink high in probiotics and B-vitamins. If raw milk is unavailable or you choose to avoid it.good for beverages that you might want to sweeten. they make some other very interesting juice-like drinks. Non-dairy milks Many of these are currently available. I advise staying away from soy milk because it is very processed and not really a natural food. Vita Coco and Zico make similar high quality products. .most contain high fructose corn syrup. offer organic grass-fed milk (both homogenized and unhomogenized. Two national companies. sparkling mineral water or seltzer (Lakewood and Biotta are two of my favorite juice brands) are delicious. and try to use mostly water and just a little juice for flavor. but they are fine in small amounts.it is creamy and sweet. and coffee berry. It's wonderful for enhancing digestion and immunity. unhomogenized whole milk. look for the naturally sweetened brands that contain absolutely no high fructose corn syrup (ex. Rice milk and the others are ok. enzymes and natural healthy fats. Look for juices made from fruits that are exceptionally nutritious. I personally like Living Harvest vanilla hemp milk.it's widely available at natural food stores. either. Try A Campaign for Real Milk for more resources and know that Organic Pastures in California ships fresh raw and cultured dairy products nationwide.N. In my area. Make your own or buy it. This can damage your bones and lead to osteoporosis. such as pomegranate and acai. Reed's Ginger Brew is deliciously spicy and it has some actual health benefits. I don't think packaged almond milk tastes that good. naturally sweetened root beers made from herbal ingredients are also available).Raw milk from grass-fed cows Raw milk is a good source of protein. like tea.E makes a lovely coconut water in aseptic packaging. and it may be the best energy drink I know. and children usually love them.some are very sweet and high in carbs and again. Natural sodas If you want healthy drinks that resemble actual soda occasionally. as juice is high in sugar. from soy milk to rice milk to almond milk to hemp milk. Kombucha Kombucha. a very unhealthy sweetener that has been implicated in the obesity epidemic. NY and unhomogenized milk is available from Evan's Farmhouse Creamery. I believe). Commercial sports drinks are not very good for you. Commercial soda is best avoided entirely as it has no health benefits and it can upset the mineral balance in your body. raw milk can be purchased at the Hawthorne Valley Farm in Ghent. with flavors such as amazon acai berry.I far prefer homemade nut milks.the brand O. Fruit-flavored "sodas" made by companies like Izze are very tasty. as well. These are much better for you than high fructose corn syrup and chemical-filled sodas. but pretty expensive. Natural by Nature and Strauss Family Creamery.
Definitely avoid coffee if you are trying to get pregnant of if you are already pregnant. as well as ensuring workers are paid a paid a fair wage for their product. as well. but there are numerous types of herbal teas available almost everywhere. Herbal teas Organic herbal teas that do not contain caffeine can be warming and comforting healthy drinks. and bottled yerba mate ice tea. if desired. They are easy to make. but the Breville Juice Fountain gets high marks for being easy to use and clean. and does not require any added sweetener. either plain or in the form of a Green Tea Latte. It has a nice spicy taste but is very sweet on its own. It is also important to look for fair-trade. I suggest you give it up altogether).it does have some caffeine but it is a great source of antioxidants and may help with weight loss and weight maintenance. 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. 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.see healthy smoothies for more information and recipes. Teecino can be brewed just like coffee. . but they are much healthier and less expensive if you make them at home. I enjoy green tea frequently. especially if you use a high speed blender such as a Blendtec or a Vita-mix. All-natural coffee substitutes Coffee substitutes may be grain or herbal-based. as they promote good digestion. 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. mate tea bags. It has a little caffeine but is high in nutrients. You are only limited by your imagination when it comes to what you can put in a smoothie. The only downside is the cleaning of the juicer. A little stevia or raw honey may be added to sweeten your tea. Organic coffee and organic black tea Organic coffee and black tea are not at the top of the list of healthy drinks. Green tea and yerba mate Green tea is one of the best healthy drinks.Republic of Tea and Numi are two brands I like a lot.k. Smoothies can be purchased.I enjoy it when made in a french press with some vanilla hemp milk. shade-grown coffee because in this way you are supporting organic and sustainable farming practices that benefit the environment. It is important to drink organic coffee and tea so that you do not ingest unwanted chemicals. Another one of my personal favorite herbal teas is Good Earth Organic ("original flavor"). Mint and chamomile are both good choices after a meal. provided you drink them in moderation (no more than 1-2 cups/daily. Raja's Cup and Teecino make herbal coffee substitutes that are high in antioxidants. but they are o. Yerba mate is a healthy herbal drink made from the leaves of a tree that grows in the South American rainforest.
squash. while nominally neutral. . you could also try to make your own wine.. Feedback from customers about Soft Drinks & Health Drinks Q: Why are soft drinks fizzy? A soft drink is a beverage. often carries connotations of alcoholic content. Coop America has a great article on organic beer and wine with a list of great resources at the end. while hot chocolate.it's a natural immune booster. do a detox. More and more companies are offering organic varieties. I personally have had mixed results in this department. The name "soft drink" specifies a lack of alcohol by way of contrast to the term "hard drink". or other alcoholic beverage. etc. tap water. Beverages like colas. though. if you have a personal or family history of alcoholism. milk. iced tea. and they can only be better for you when made with grapes and other ingredients that have not been sprayed with pesticides. The more demand increases. I once made dandelion wine and found it pretty unpalatable. tonic. or if you are trying to conceive). why not switch to organic? These are cultured/fermented beverages. lemonade. beer. that does not contain alcohol. you are pregnant. The term "drink". coffee. pop. I always drink this when I am not feeling well.K. Carbonated soft drinks are more commonly known as soda. as well. Other healthy drinks Two more healthy drinks to consider are: • Warm chicken stock. and fruit punch are among the most common types of soft drinks. sparkling water. after all. but I also made a delicious mead (fermented honey wine) for my mom's wedding. • Apple cider vinegar or herbal vinegar or lemon juice mixed with warm water and a bit of maple syrup or raw honey. alcohol.. This can be enjoyed anytime of the day. sometimes called minerals in Ireland. and milkshakes do not fall into this classification. (Definitely avoid all alcohol. You can add a little miso or coconut milk (or both) to it. the more we will see new healthier products in the marketplace.. Check out the The Organic Wine Company for more information. often carbonated.these companies should be supported for their commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices that are so much better for the environment. hot tea. or soda pop in parts of the United States and Canada.very cleansing and one of my drinks of choice when I am trying to avoid all caffeine.Organic beer and wine If you are going to indulge in beer and wine occasionally. or fizzy drinks in the U. If you are the type who likes to undertake an adventure in the kitchen every so often.
it makes your body crave for actual.Diet soda has been found to increase possibility of weight gain by 41%. I was pretty much a coke addict. where there was a 5% weight loss of the enamel in the end.0) causes corrosion of your enamel. When I reached my early 20s. which I later I found out wasn’t the case at all.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. Diet Coke/soda is counteractive to weight loss efforts as well.8lbs! Granted. 1.5 liter coke bottle. Coca-Cola and sodas with colorings stain yourteeth. One 330ml can of Coke contains around 160 calories. 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. including my staple drink of Coke and soda. as many are already aware. I made the decision to quit drinking Coke at 18. it was hard for me to even fathom myself putting so much of this chemical junk into my body when I was younger. acidic and unpalatable. Actually. Stains and corrodes your teeth. I tried the following two scenarios in separate stretches of time: one drinking diet coke and another drinking just water. Here is a list of 5 top reasons why you should just quit drinking Coca-Cola and soda drinks. Contrary to popular belief. Coke and soft drinks contain caffeine. sweet food. lab conditions do not mirror reality. The result? I found a much higher tendency to go into binging attacks when I drink diet coke. 3. I started to slowly forgo Coca-Cola and soda drinks. but you will still be gaining an extra layer of weight just by drinking Coke/soda drinks over other healthier. In the rare occasions where I do drink it. The most plausible explanation I found is artificial sugar in diet sodas confuses your body when it tastes something sweet that isn’t sugar. Slices of enamel were placed in Coke and other carbonated drinks for 48 hours. While you can get your thirst quenched when drinking Coke. I was an avid drinker of Coca-Cola and other soft drinks. As a result. It was normal for me to have days when I would finish almost a whole 1. I started to relook into my diet. Over time. Counteractive to Weight Loss Efforts. which is a diuretic.4lbs. So while you may be taking in 0 calories from drinking diet soda. 2. When I look back. Granted. 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. lower calories options. you will not be gaining an absolute 16. While there are many theories explaining this counter-intuitive finding. but the corrosive effect of Coke on your teeth is something that accumulates over time. they were almost completely out of my diet. you do not get as hydrated as compared to if you just drink pure water. In addition. I became more conscious of the need to be healthy.0~4. I thought to test this out for myself. I could never get past a day without drinking Coca-Cola. In a year. which then leads to weight gain. that adds up to 57. Assuming you drink one can of Coke everyday: that’s 4800 extra calories every month or 1. The high acidity content (pH 2. . As I grew up. I used to think Diet Coke should be a diet staple when I was trying to lose weight. I would find the taste excessively sweet.8lbs since our body metabolism adapts accordingly from consuming more/less calories.600 extra calories or 16. Limited hydration. A diuretic is a drug that speeds up the rate of urine production – meaning it removes water from your body. there is a higher likelihood you will grab consume more food after drinking the soda.
You may be able to fall asleep. What it lends you in the morning it takes back with heavy interest in the afternoon.m. However. Even though I’m supposedly more alert. after I quit drinking soda. I noticed that whenever I do drink Coca-Cola or soda. Instead of being able to operate as a fully conscious being. The last time I drank (diet) coke. emotions and behavior. how can you quit coke and soft drinks? 1. It feels as though my thoughts become more rapid. and especially to deep sleep. 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. bear in mind that the boost is only temporaryand at the expense of the natural functions of your mind (see point 5 above). mood. even though I tried turning in at 2am. you end up having less control of your thoughts. jumbled and haphazard. I am left with a state of fatigue worse than beforesince I was denying your body of the rest it deserved. resulting in temporary changes in perception.4. Higher functions of my mind seem to be beyond me. The problem is further aggravated if you are a naturally hyperactive person too (like me). by 9:00 p. 5. While you may appreciate caffeine for keeping you awake for a particular morning meeting or presentation. I’m not fully in control of the higher faculties of my mind. By increasing the levels of adrenaline (a stress hormone) in your body. drinking Coke after being Coke/soda-free for many months made the contrast very stark to me. Artificial stimulant which alters your mind..m. but your body will probably miss out on the benefits of deep sleep. The caffeine prevents drowsiness by (i) blocking the effects of hormones serotonin and melatonin and (ii) blocking adenosine receptors (sleep-inducers) from being binded. For me. If you drink coke/soda and you are finding it hard to manage your sleeping schedule. That means that if you consume a big cup of coffee with 200 mg of caffeine in it at 3:00 p.” How To Quit Drinking Coke / Sodas Successfully? So. Causes insomnia and sleeping disorders. “Caffeine is an energy loan shark. Identify a substitute drink (that’s healthier). It affects the central nervous system and alters brain function. My mind just went into overdrive mode and I could not sleep even though my body felt physically tired. it kept me up all night until 6am. If this was in the past where I was drinking Coke everyday. I pretty much feel like a zombie walking around with limited mental capacities and a body heavy as lead. The half-life of caffeine in your body is about six hours. I feel like my mind has been pried awake beyond its desires. Apart from causing insomnia. about 100 mg of that caffeine is still in your system. Adenosine reception (sleep inducers) is important to sleep. Whenever I consume caffeine. it also prevents you from getting the full benefits of sleep. after the initial effects wear off. as the excerpt below from How Stuff Works shows: The most important long-term problem (of caffeine) is the effect (it) has on sleep. it is just a stimulated feeling. my natural inclinations for drinks are: . I can only perform low level tasks which do not require much thinking. my mental thinking is not as clear. it might be the caffeine causing the problem. you end off setting off feelings of anxiety and tension in your body. To make things worse. While you may feel more alert after a dose of caffeine. Caffeine is also a psychoactive stimulant drug. Even though the lights are on in my brain. consciousness and behavior. To quote Jacob Teitelbaum. I would never have been able to make this observation.
there is no need for you to look at the soda section. 8 Reasons Why People Drink Soda & 16 Reasons To Give Up Soda Drinking Most of us drink soda. And probably many regular soda drinkers are aware that soft drinks are bad for the health. you may find withdrawal symptoms in the first week (depending on how heavy a drinker you were before). cravings to drink again. 8. After you eliminate the remaining traces of those drinks. So you do not have to resort to drinking caffeinated sodas to keep you awake later in the day. you are accountable to them as well. If you are to dine outside. 2. Ensure you have enough sleep. Doesn’t get any better than this. When you start seeing a whole succession of soda-free days. Try it and see how it works for you Chances are. United States ranks first among countries in soft drink consumption. as you start freeing yourself of Coca-Cola and soda drinks. on a per oz basis). Mentally block out the soda section in the menu when you dine outside. In fact. it is so good. Better yet. 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. Your thinking becomes clearer as well. 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. 7. As you start cutting away Coke and sodas from your life. Some drink more than others. Mark it on your calendar if you have one. Since you are going to give up sodas. It may seem like a waste but it’s better than downing them into your body and ruining it. plain/mineral water will always be a reliable option.(1) Plain water – (nearly) free. I think we need to know more about this drink that we love so much. At the same time. These symptoms may come in the form of restlessness. I personally do not drink coffee because of that. This way. It's Very Tasty! The taste could be one thing that gets us addicted to drinking soda. Get rid of the soda drinks in the fridge. educate them on why they should quit drinking and get them to quit as well. You can feel yourself becoming healthier. Push through! They will start melting away after a few days in the face of your determination. 3. 4. This prevents any second thoughts. you will find your body feels so much more refreshed and cleansed. Your friends can serve as gatekeepers of your decision. that many people drink it with every meal! . healthy. …. gives a fountain of benefits. Tell your friends of your goal. Keep a record of the days you go without drinking Coke or sodas. you will be tempted to keep the ball rolling. Persevere. it is delicious. Remove all traces of Coke and soda drinks inside your fridge. 6. 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. anxiety. And so here are 8 reasons why we drink soda: 1. ask for their help to put the drinks out of your side.And stop buying them home. If this is not possible. (2) Fruit and/or vegetable smoothies which I make myself using my blender.
2.m. because your refrigerator is tapped out.Billions of dollars are spend on advertising sodas . 5.and market them everywhere . With combo meals. because when you are very thirsty or dehydrated you have low levels of saliva. It's Everywhere! Even if you wanted to drink something else. Pepsi. 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. You might not realize how ubiquitous Coke. you're really having two habits . 4. drinking several sodas a day is a force of habit. 8. and the like are in our society until you try to stop drinking soda. it is so easy to grab and convenient to drink. caffeinated. Do you know the extent to which drinking carbonated. And saliva helps to neutralize acids (soda is the most acidic beverage you can buy) and wash your teeth clean. 1. Soda Is Useless. 6. Promotion and Advertising Soft drinks are heavily consumed in part because companies promote them vigorously . If you want something quick or are in a hurry. This fact is part of the reason soda is such a hard habit to break. gas stations. museums. you would be hard-pressed to find it as prominently displayed in vending machines. "Grab-n-Go"! The most addictive thing about soda is the convenience. a large soda is only an extra dollar. Thirst Often people drink soda to quench the thirst. and supermarket checkouts. Convenience. You know drinking soda is a habit when you find yourself going to the grocery store at 10 p. and even schools. However. 16 Reasons To Stop Drinking Soda These were reasons why we drink soda and here are 16 powerful reasons to give up soda drinking. at fast-food chains.in stores. If you're addicted to the caffeine in soda. 3. and you get fries! 7. this is probably the worst time to drink soda. It Is Cheap Soda may be pretty inexpensive when compared with fruit juice and milk. Soda Habit For some people.the soda habit and the caffeine habit. restaurants. . Caffeine Addiction Many soft drinks contain caffeine and caffeine is mildly addictive. sugared.
osteoporosis is a major health threat for 44 million Americans. Rapidly absorbed carbohydrates like high fructose corn syrup put more strain on insulin-producing cells than other foods. children drank 3 cups of milk for every 1 cup of sugary drinks.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. 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. The relationship between soft drink consumption and body weight is so strong that researchers2 calculate that for each additional soda consumed.6 especially in people who drink soft drinks instead of calcium-rich milk7. and phytochemicals in fruit juices may have a protective effect against weight gain and diabetes. 4. Diabetes This is a consequence of #2. minerals. Anything that promotes weight gain increases the risk of diabetes. High soda consumption (particularly cola15) in children poses a significant risk factor for impaired calcification of growing bones. Weakened Bones And Risk Of Osteoporosis Frequent consumption of soft drinks may also increase the risk of osteoporosis. Weight Gain & Obesity Many people either forget or don't realize how many extra calories they consume in what they drink. According to the results of high quality study3 reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages helped reduce body mass index in the heaviest teenagers. Yet the average American drinks about 57 gallons of soft drinks each year. Interestingly. Most experts now say that the real culprit is soda's displacement of milk in the diet. Drinking a single 330 ml can a day of sugary drinks translates to more than 1lb of weight gain every month.8 million today. Over the following 8 years. both conditions contribute to the risk of developing diabetes.6 times. leading researchers to speculate that naturally occurring sugars may have different metabolic effects than added sugars. a trial tracking the health of more than 51. Some scientists now suspect that the sweet stuff may help explain why the number of Americans with type 2 diabetes has tripled from 6. Today that ratio is reversed: 3 cups of sugary drinks for every cup of milk.6 million in 1980 to 20. there are no nutritionally beneficial components in soft drinks. but it also stresses the body's ability to process sugar5. Tellingly. the pancreas has to secrete large amounts of insulin for the body to process it. women who consumed a lot of fruit juice--which is high in natural fructose--were not at increased risk of diabetes. 2. They also speculate that vitamins. . In the 1950s. When sugar enters the bloodstream quickly. Also. counterbalancing the adverse effects of sugar. Soft drinks mostly consist of filtered water and refined sugars. 741 women were diagnosed with the disease. 3. insulin itself becomes less effective at processing sugar. the risk of obesity increases 1. Drinking soda not only contributes to making people fat. Several scientific studies have provided experimental evidence that soft drinks are directly related to weight gain. fiber. though some scientists believe that the acidity of colas may be weakening bones by promoting the loss of calcium.First of all. None of the participants had diabetes at the onset of the study in 1991. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical School4 analyzed data from the Nurses' Health Study II.
8. and insulin resistance. while monitoring their total calories. The candy eaters compensated for the extra calories by eating less food and maintained their weight. Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factor Soft drink consumption is a significant risk factor for developing of metabolic syndrome18. Your body must buffer the acidity of soft drinks with calcium from your own bones. 9. Soda's acidity makes it even worse for teeth than the solid sugar found in candy. Dental experts continue to urge that people drink less soda pop. the volunteers ate more and gained (MSN Health) There is good evidence that cola beverages can increase the risk of kidney problems. 7. Increased Blood Pressure Experts have reasons to believe that overconsumption of fructose. 10. Researches9 say that soft drinks are responsible for doubling or tripling the incidence of tooth decay. In a study published in the journal Epidemiology14. leads to an increase in blood pressure22. to prevent tooth decay and dental erosion. a combination of the symptoms such as high blood pressure. The acidity can dissolve the mineral content of the enamel.5. obesity. 6. After controlling for various factors. This theory was born out by researchers at Purdue University who. As this calcium is eliminated through your urine. If you're wondering exactly how soft drinks cause kidney stones. in 2000. Researches clearly demonstrated that large quantities of cola result in enhanced kidney stone formation16-17. the team compared the dietary habits of 465 people with chronic kidney disease and 467 healthy people. 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. it's because of their acidity and radical mineral imbalances. especially between meals. it slowly forms kidney stones. making the teeth weaker. and more susceptible to decay. Kidney Damage People who down sugary drinks don't feel as full as those who consume the same amount of calories in solid food. Harmful Effects On Liver . during the soda phase. 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. Likely To Cause Heartburn Soft drink consumption is a strong predictor of heartburn20-21. high cholesterol. Dental Caries And Erosion Soda eats up and dissolves the tooth enamel8. more so than noncola sodas. more sensitive.
Aspartame If you think diet soda is better think again. found in drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA.51. 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. Research from a British university suggests a common preservative E211. Why does that matter? Throughout the digestive system. 15.). Despite US FDA approval as a "safe" food additive. When you drink a caffeinated soda to quench your thirst.0. Possible Cell Damage Ability A new health scare erupted over soft drinks recently amid evidence that they may cause serious cell damage. no matter who makes it. 13. you will actually become thirstier. and methanol (that further converts to formaldehyde and formic acid. aspartame is one of the most dangerous substances added to foods. High doses of caffeine can cause irritability. Soda drinks are a major source of caffeine in the American diet. with a pH of about 2. but the sugar content disguises the acidity. Toxins . tension. that starts from the mouth and ends up at the anus only the stomach can resist an acidic environment up to pH 2. known as sodium benzoate. 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. restlessness. and methanol. which are known carcinogens. food remains undigested causing indigestion.There is evidence that consumption of too many soft drinks puts you under increased risk for liver cirrhosis similar to what chronic alcoholics have19. There are over 92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption10-13. The phosphoric acid present in soft drink competes with the hydrochloric acid of the stomach and affects its functions. pharynx and esophagus are highly sensitive to acids. Impaired Digestive System Soda. gassiness or bloating (swelling of stomach). . high blood pressure. The poison in diet soda is an artificial sweetener aspartame. gastrointestinal disturbance. 14. is the most acidic beverage you can buy. High Caffeine Content Another advantage of avoiding sodas is that you will avoid the unnecessary caffeine. Dehydration Another problem with sodas is that they act as dehydrating diuretics. excessive urination. Both caffeine and sugar cause dehydration. It is used because it's about 200 times sweeter than table sugar. To put that into perspective. Aspartame is made up of three chemicals: aspartic acid. 11. The linings of the mouth. consider that battery acid has a pH of 1 and pure water has a pH level of 7. Caffeine is a diuretic and causes an increase in urine volume. When the stomach becomes ineffective. phenylalanine. aspartame breaks down into its starting components: phenylalanine. about the same as vinegar. High concentration of sugar is drawing off water because your kidneys try to expel the excess sugar out of the blood. irregular heartbeat and other side effects. aspartic acid. After you drink an aspartame-sweetened product. insomnia. 12.
which were shown to protects the body form many health problems. The next time instead of drinking soft drink you should consider drinking water. Water is the best drink in the world. In short you are just pumping sugar into your body. Fruit juice can be also useful for flavoring your water and teas. but is used in large quantities to prevent mould in soft drinks. They aired a ad. 16. A soft drink has no nutritional value at all. at least try to cut it intake. I have shown you very carefully that the link between soft drink and obesity is very real. green or black .Sodium benzoate occurs in small amounts naturally in berries. You see in the past. That is if you want to lose weight. • Water. He says that the even the human milk has insecticides. However if you really want to loss weight and be healthy.is rich in antioxidants. you need to stop drinking. To make matter worse modern soft drinks now add synthetic sugar that allows you to drink more. Coca-cola is spending quite a huge amount on telling people how it is safe to keep drinking the soft drinks. milk. When you drink it. and even water and deprive yourself from essential vitamins and minerals. Instead of spending money on such things. In this topic I am going to discuss the link between soft drink and obesity. The problem is with synthetic sugar it allows a person to drink much more without throwing out. There Are So Many Healthy Alternatives! Soda replaces healthier drinks. you must avoid soft drinks. Any kind of tea . By drinking soda. is it really harmful? Do you know that it contains empty calories? Empty calories have no nutritional value at all. CONCLUATION Again after 3 years. One reason is that this people constantly consume the wrong kind of food and drinks which will add weight to their body. Studies have shown that many obese people drink it during their meal time. 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. • Tea. all you do is putting in sugar into your body. you cut the intake of fresh juices. I wonder why not they spend money to reduce the insecticide levels? Does coca-cola think that Indians are . You may asked. Is this relevant to pesticides found in coca-cola? (which are being manufactured). you could not consume more than 3 glasses without throwing out because human being just cannot take so much sugar in the body. However if for some reason you cannot stop drinking. • 100% Juice. You see there are many reasons why many people become obese. pesticides level found in soft drinks was found way above allowable limits. To be fair. in which some pestiside experts talks about the pesticides levels. Studies have shown that a can 250ml contains at least 9 teaspoons of sugar.herbal. I know they are very tasty and nice.
they must have spent quite a large amount of money in doing so. instead of reducing the level of insecticides in their products. And if its true. I am just thinking. of India doing? Is government sleeping? There are many NGO's in India which are working on such issues. THE END . Not trying to come to any conclusion. then what is Govt. Are they sleeping also? Well. 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).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.