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Issue No: HDEH035/17 December 2012

Soft drinks
A soft drink or carbonated beverage is a beverage that typically contains water, sweetener, and
usually a flavoring agent.
Newspapers or magazines often reported that soft drinks contain chemicals and toxins that harm
human health. According to a recent news report, about 1,000 canned drinks are consumed every
minute in Malaysia. Soft drinks contain approximately 3 to 20 teaspoons of sugar.
Then why do we still drink it???

Amazing truth! What is the benefit of soft drink for household? It’s a powerful toilet detergent

Coca Cola contains phosphoric acid, which makes the coke taste good. It has a pH of 2.8, (On a scale of 1 -14,
with 1 being the most acidic, 7 being neutral, and 14 being very alkaline). Pure phosphoric acid can eat through
metal, and dissolve concrete. The citric acid in Coke removes stain. Pour a can of coca cola into the toilet bowl.
Let it sit for one hour, and then flush clean. You may also use it to clean sinks and bath tub.

34mg per can Increase blood pressure. High phosphate diet has been associated with bone breakdown and an increase risk of osteoporosis.Why are soft drinks harmful? High fructose corn syrup A sweetener that associated with an increased risk of metabolic syndrome. . and plastic containers that damage endocrine system. A coloring that increases risk of cancer. and associated with osteoporosis. water bottles. Phosphoric acid Ammonia process “caramel” When phosphorus is excreted in the urine. it takes calcium with it. Caffeine . a condition associated with an elevated risk of both diabetes and heart disease. causing premature puberty and reproductive abnormalities. Bisphenol-A (BPA) Soft drinks cans are coated with a resin that contains BPA. This is the same cancer causing chemical found in banned plastic baby bottles.

Are these soft drinks? Yes. Where does soft drink come from? In 1767. 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. Consume them moderately during moderate/ high intensity and long period of exercise. we often misuse it for many reasons including: • To replenish mild fluid lost through sweat during ½ hour morning walk • For cooling purposes during mild fever or sore throat • To relieve mild diarrhea and dehydration Be aware of over consuming these isotonic drinks as it gives you extra calorie leading to weight gain. This is because isotonic drinks contain electrolytes (sodium. potassium and glucose) used to replenish loss after training or competition for athletes. these are soft drinks but most people treat isotonic drinks as REFRESHING drinks and NOT soft drinks. However. England. His invention of carbonated water (also known as soda water) is the major and defining component of most soft drinks .

“A former Malaysian bus driver (age 54 years) drank 4 cans of soft drinks daily. he was treated with diabetes but he was not compliant and refused to take medication or follow up. His 1 year old younger sister also passed away 11 years ago due to untreated diabetes. age 30 years diagnosed with diabetes.” “His mother loves to drink soft drinks and passed away at 1986 due to diabetes. 12 years later he needs kidney dialysis. each time lasts for 4 hours. 3 times per week. Sin Chew Daily . almost more than 10 years undergo kidney dialysis” “At the age of 30 years.” Source: 6th Dec 2012.

” Source: 28th June 2012. has been shown in lab studies to cause cancer” “Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) research shown 4-MI in coke varies from origins of production and it is produced without a standardized limit. China 56µg. UK 135 µg.” “FDA stated that human needs to drink at least 1000 tins of coca-cola to cause cancer. 65 times higher than USA. 13 times higher than USA. Brazil 267 µg. which provides the caramel color in cola drinks.Referen “The 4-MI chemical. Oriental Daily . 33 times higher than USA.

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