Wrong with Soft Drinks?
(Why Soft Drinks Will Shorten Your Life)
- Not counting the myriad fruit-flavored beverages such as Kool-Aid,
Tang, and Hi-C [which also have sugar, corn syrup, etc.], 21 percent
of the sugar in the American diet comes from soft drinks! Thats
more than just an unhealthy consumption of empty calories. It is a
dangerous overload of caffeine and potentially hazardous, nutrient-depleting
- The average 12-ounce cola has 150 calories and over an ounce
(7 teaspoons) of refined sugar; a 12-ounce un-cola has 7-1/2 teaspoons
- Sugar so upsets the body chemistry that it doesnt matter
what else you put in your mouth; neither healthful food nor junk food
will digest properly... as long as sugar is eaten, nutrients will
be unavailable to the body. )
- Soft drinks contain large amounts of phosphorus, which can
throw off the bodys calcium/phosphorus ratio... decreasing calcium
as well as reducing your bodys ability to use it.
- For anyone over 40, soft drinks can be especially hazardous
because the kidneys are less able to excrete excess phosphorus, causing
depletion of vital calcium.
- Researchers have found that ingesting sugar increases the
rate at which we excrete calcium... [thus the body must pull] it from
the bones and tissues because that is the only place it is stored
in the body.
- When refined sugar enters the stomach, it causes what is know
as a sugar reaction, whereby the stomach is temporarily
paralyzed. As little as _ teaspoon of refined sugar can cause this...
[Besides depleting our mineral balance, refined sugar increases
the storage of fatty acid in the heatt and kidneys.]
growing consumption of refined sugar in modern nations can be seen
in the increasing incidence of such degenerative diseases as heatt
disease... Refined sugar also directly affects our thinking abilites,
through the destruction of the intestinal bacteria which are responsible
for the creation of B-Vitamins necessary for the synthesis of glutamic
acid which is directly involved in the mental activities carried on
in the brain. A lack of this component can result in a lack of memory
and ability to think clearly.
- Sugar can cause ... micronutrients to change radically, throwing
the blood chemistry out of homeostasis. Some micronutrients to change
radically, throwing the blood chemistry out of homeostasis. Some minerals
increase, some decrease, and delicate ratios are disturbed. In healthy
people the minerals come back into relationship soon; in sick people
the minerals stay out of relationship for hours, and sometimes they
do not come back at all.
- Sodas may contain but are not required to disclose
such ingredients as ethyl alcohol, sodium alginate (possibly
hazardous for pregnant women), bromated vegetable oil (found harmful
to vital organs of animals and considered a health risk to heavy consumers
of beverages containing it), and caffeine.