I’m baaaack…..

Caffeine, Phosphoric Acid, High Fructose Corn Syrup,  carbonation, simple sugars — or worse, sugar substitutes.   These are just a few of the nasty ingredients in Soda that can wreak havoc on your body.

All I can say is THANK GOODNESS I have never been a real soda drinker. I prefer plain water or coconut water instead.

CAFFEINE

The Caffeine in the soda can deplete your body’s calcium which will stimulate your central nervous system and contribute to stress, a racing mind, and insomnia.

PHOSPHORIC ACID

Did you know that the bubbles contain phosphoric acid, which can severely deplete the blood calcium levels? Calcium is a key in building new bone development. What does this mean exactly? This means that drinking soda and carbonated water increases your risk of osteoporosis.

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

This syrup can cause diabetes, which is mainly rooted in insulin problems; it can damage your immune system which could trigger your asthma, food allergies and multiple sclerosis.

Are you turned off Soda yet?

SUGAR

Let’s talk sugar.  The sugar in soda is out of control.  Did you know there is eleven teaspoons of sugar per 12 ounces of soda!!!!!!!!!Holy Heck that is disgusting.  That much sugar can temporarily impair your immune system by lowering white blood cell activity by 50%, all within 10 minutes of swallowing. What does this mean? This means that your body, after drinking soda loaded with sugar, has a reduced ability to fight off infection and sickness, and this affect lasts up to 5 hours.

And I haven’t even talk to you about the sweeteners they put in diet soda yet.

ASPARTAME

Is the main ingredient in most diet sodas, it is associated with birth defects, brain cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, emotional disorders, and neurological conditions. “In a two-year study conducted by the manufacturer of aspartame, twelve of 320 rats fed a normal diet and aspartame developed brain tumors while none of the control rats developed tumors, and five of the twelve tumors were in rats given a low dose of aspartame.” Mercola.com

I hope after reading this you have decided to NEVER have soda again.  That is of course unless it is all natural.

I came across just that. It is called Green Bee Soda which is made with honey and botanicals. And it is made right here in New England.  I am going to go out this weekend and try one of these babies.  I will be going to my local Whole Foods, which is one of the stores to carry it.  I will report back after I have tried it.

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