from NaturalNews Website
One taste of those
excito-toxins and you
won't worry about aborted fetal cells or cancer-causing chemicals.
After all, who wants to think about Type 2 Diabetes when they just
want a sweet reward, and a moment to relax?
You may be thinking, 'Seriously? We're going there with soda?!' The answer is, yes.
At least one leading biologist has come
out and explained why we should avoid soda, and all fizzy drinks.
Spikes the blood sugar, unbalances the digestive flora, grows the yeast which then demands more and more and more. The side effects of Candida overgrowth can be very disruptive and wreak havoc on moods and relationships, as well as health.
The carbonation (carbonated water, phosphoric acid) means the drink is very acidic, which causes your body to leach calcium from your bones to maintain proper blood pH.
It takes around 25 eight ounces glasses of water to neutralize what one 16 ounce soda does to your blood pH. That's a double whamy for teeth - sugar to eat at the enamel, and calcium robbed as well. Small amounts of caffeine won't hurt you, but there are much better, healthier, and more natural sources of caffeine.
Who knows what's in the secret flavor recipes, besides more chemicals. If you go for diet, the aspartame is even more dangerous. It's a neurotoxin with 92 known side effects to your health, and it is 180 times sweeter than cane sugar.
And one last bit of trash on the
ingredient list: the coloring additives.
Exposure to liquid sugar actually causes the genes in our muscles to change their behavior in as few as two sweet drinks per week for a month.
More consumption for a longer period of time increases odds of the changes being permanent. It actually changes our metabolism.
Blood tests show harmful levels of
inflammation in the blood vessels of soft drinkers, as well as
decreased levels of HDL (good) cholesterol, which is crucial to
vascular system health.
Alternative sweeteners overload the body's built in mechanisms for regulating blood sugar.
They confuse the body's ability to
compensate and process the influx of chemicals and calories. They
also come with additional health risks, such as the multiple side
effects of aspartame, which range from migraines to depression,
blindness to tinnitus, seizures to tachycardia, just to name a few.
Long term use can lead to liver or
Since 1985 the average person's
consumption of soft drinks has risen from 10 gallons a year to more
than 25 gallons. These days it's not uncommon to see soda in baby
bottles, while the older kids suck down 40 to 60 ounces, on average,
per day. We are programming our kids for ill-health and to be
diabetic from the get-go.
But it's too dangerous to ignore anymore.
Remember, when you feel thirst, your
body is asking for one thing and one thing only: water.