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Health & Wellness  (tags: soda, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, soft drinks, diabetes, heart disease, obesity )

Ellyn
- 2796 days ago - articles.mercola.com
Soda, which is loaded with sugar primarily in the form of high fructose corn syrup, is a leading contributor to the rising rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases facing Americans.



   

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Marge F (0)
Monday November 21, 2011, 4:03 pm
Thank-you for the article. It is not the first I have read about this topic.
 

Joe Shults (37)
Monday November 21, 2011, 5:20 pm
Thanks for the article. Interesting.
 

Kari Knabe (14)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 6:51 am
Thanks for the info!
 

Valerie Hammett` (21)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 7:34 am
i hate how its so good though =(
 

Rebecca Smith (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 7:48 am
Noted, thank you for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 8:09 am
Yea sodas are bad, diet soda too!
 

Zane S. (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 8:11 am
Until this past summer I drank about 7 liters of soda pop per day. I stopped. Switched to water. It was painful the first three days - a bit like an addiction. I was amazed that I lost nearly 25 pounds. I knew I was carrying extra weight on my chest and stomach (+ quadruple bypass in my 30's). Did myself a world of good dropping the soda pop!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 10:32 am
I have been "off " soda for a year now and I found it MORE difficult to quit than cigarettes!!!! Drink water 6 days out of seven, with some herbal tea at night. Haven't lost a single pound though, darn it!! Don't let my kids have it and fought with my spouse to get him off of it (he HAS lost weight). Now when I take a sip of someone's soda it makes me ill from the sticky sweetness.... YUCK!
 

Latonya W (82)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 12:53 pm
thanx
 

M B (62)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 1:50 pm
No Soda for me. Never.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 1:54 pm
Thanks.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 2:17 pm
I drink 'occasional' sodas but usually water. I avoid weight problems by walking and bicycling everywhere and minding my total caloric intake. I see no reason to change this. People who drink mostly or all sodas (not including sucralose or stevia sweetened no-caffeine preparations) seem the most affected; those who have a couple of sodas a week among their water or tea don't seem to have trouble.
 

Barbara Goheen (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 2:20 pm
We stopped drinking all sodas long ago. Thanks
 

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 3:09 pm
oh please. Cigs have over 100 chemicals in them including arsenal, you can't tell me soda is going to kill me as much as smoking would.
 

Holly Lawrence (430)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 3:37 pm
America is addicted .. that's it!
 

Bette M (91)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 4:00 pm
Get off the soda/pop addiction!!!

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Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 4:00 pm
No more sodas. I drink water.
 

Dotti L (85)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 4:14 pm
I used to drink mass quantities of diet soda until I smartened up. Excellent article.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 4:17 pm
I don't drink sodas.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 4:24 pm
Couldn't agree more
 

Sue Matheson (79)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 5:21 pm
thanks
 

Carmen S (611)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 5:36 pm
thanks for this
 

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 7:45 pm
Interesting and informative article. Thanks for posting.
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 8:52 pm
I don't know what is more ridiculous, sodas being worst than cigarettes or sodas making people violent! I drink Pepsi everyday (been doing it since i was a teenager..i even went a year or more drinking some at breakfast) I'm not fat, I'm not violent and I have no health problem besides a depression that I got before I started drinking Pepsi and any other sodas. Yes sodas are crap and not healthy but there is no need to go crazy about it and make stuff up!
 

Barbara H (2)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 9:13 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this article with us . . . I knew it was bad for people, because of the high sugar content, but had no idea just HOW bad . . . I was so impressed with the article that I signed up to receive newsletters and other info from the site, Mercola.com . . very interesting
 

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 9:24 pm
I'm a hopeless Dew head !! :(
 

Patricia N (9)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 10:30 pm
Wow....something worse than my cigs. Thank goodness I only drink about 12 soda pops a year. One addiction is enough.
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 11:30 pm
Thanks for very informative article
 

Jo Asprec (0)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 11:34 pm
i have not drank sodo/carbibated drinks in 26 years. I drink real fruit juices! So much better!
 

Quanta Kiran (67)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 2:29 am
Thanks.
 

Kenneth L (314)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 4:03 am
Too much sugar is the only negative thing about soft drinks. Refined white sugar and too much of it. And if you drink diet soda it's the aspartame. Of course the medicos are always schizo regarding food and chemicals nowadays. A little wine, too much wine, coffee good, coffee bad, too much water bad, not enough water bad, etc. ad infinitum. Which means nobody actually knows much about any of it. Even yesterday a doctor said coffee is good for high blood pressure. But others say it's bad for other things. And the wonderfully vague schizoid statement that so and so MAY cause something. That's usuable. That's workable. Not!
The truth is you're not your body and you're captain of the ship, not it. Unless you delegate power to it in which case you'll be the effect of everything in the environment around you, including food and chemicals.
 

Joe R (190)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 4:22 am
Noted - I cringe when I see anyone carrying around huge containers of soda. Too often they are entire families of obese people.
 

Jane H (139)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 1:44 pm
thanks---I allow myself one coke per month, but several ginger ales
 

Robert Garvin (46)
Wednesday November 23, 2011, 9:01 pm
One thing that I see is people drinking "Diet" drinks which are supposed to be good for them. Well, bad and all as Coke is for you in the amount of sugar and the acid, the original is still better than Zero or Diet.

It does take just a mere 22 glasses of water to remove the acidic content of just ONE soda drink from the body system.

Just as another point that most people are unaware of. Worship. If you worship God and then stuff up, He has promised to forgive you. He wont take away the natural results of your stuffing up but He will forgive IF you ask Him.

IF you worship your stomach, it has NO forgiveness either way. What you sow is what you reap. You just can not sow thistle seeds and get lettuces even though the seeds look identical at first glance. I have found that I now do not like the taste of Soda anymore. I drink fully purified water and it is certainly a much better thirst quencher than ANY type of soda drink. Try drinking a full litre of water straight down over a couple of minutes and then when you have finished that, start on another bottle full. You wont be able to get too much down before the stomach starts objecting because there is sufficient water in the system. By the same token, you can keep drinking bottle after bottle of soda over an hour, probably more than four times the amount of water that you can drink. That is because the body is not recognising the soda drink as usable water and it will keep accepting more and more. It is the same with Alcohol. No man can drink water as much as they can drink alcohol. My brother took on a bet that he could drink more water than his opponent could drink alcohol. He lost quite dramatically and had to fork over the $20 that he thought was so safe.

Actually, the body demands nutrition and we all assume it means more food so we eat more fake food and all we get is empty calories. Then we eat the wrong types of foods together which again creates problems in the stomach for a start and then throughout the whole body system. Then we blame everything else except our own lack of knowledge. I have found that a good place to learn about proper combinations of foods is by one Sherry Brescia on her web site www.greattastenopain.com/cmdt.asp?id=1073564 I have passed this on to many others and those that I know personally have had great results. I did, so why not tell others? I lost 7 kilos in just three weeks and felt a whole lot better AND without getting all the colds and flu that go around. I am still at that weight and haven't shifted for over 12 months now. Maybe up a kilo and then down but very stable. Food tastes better too as well as the stomach doesn't create all the gas it used to. (probably could have used the gas to run the car but thats not nice)
 

Lori K (56)
Thursday November 24, 2011, 8:35 pm
My daughter is addicted to diet Coke. She gets irritable and upset if she wakes up and doesn't have it in the morning. She suffers from PMS, depression, complexion problems, and digestion issues. All of these have been attributed to ingestion of diet soda, and she hates these symptoms, but she refuses to give it up.

Talk about addiction.
 

Javeed Sheikh (3)
Friday November 25, 2011, 12:04 am
I Pray that all people should stop drinking cola drinks.....aamin
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday November 27, 2011, 1:09 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 27, 2011, 5:29 am
noted, good to know
 

Linda B (71)
Sunday November 27, 2011, 4:47 pm
Whenever I go to the supermarket I see people loading up on huge amounts of cheap soda, plus a lot of other crap. Not only bad for the body, but of no value, for the money spent.
 

Robert O (12)
Thursday December 1, 2011, 3:35 pm
Too scary. Thanks.
 
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