The problem with soft drinks
Carbonated soft drinks are the single most consumed food in America. It is big business. Soft drink companies spend roughly $700 million a year on media advertising, and Americans buy into it big time.
The awful facts about consuming these drinks are ignored to the point that children of all ages can be seen drinking Cokes, Dr. Pepper and Mountain Dew!
The facts are: these drinks represent totally empty calories that lead directly to obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, cancer, osteoporosis, kidney stones, promotes ADD, hives, asthma and other allergic reactions, tooth decay and erosion.
The danger not only lies in what these drinks contain, but what they replace in the diet (food and beverages that provide vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.)
Dr. Judith Valentine paints a very clear picture in her paper for the Global Healing Center. She begins: The addict feels low. His body needs a boost. He reaches into his pocket and finds a dollar bill. He slides it into the machine and a can rolls out. He opens the can and guzzles. He feels his energy return. His fix will last a couple of hours, enough to keep him alert for the rest of the morning. The addict is twelve years old and his drug is a soft drink, purchased from a vending machine in his school. This addict and thousands like him will attend special classes, sponsored by his school, to warn him about the dangers of drugs, tobacco and alcohol. But no one will tell him about America's other drinking problem.
The following video is an explanation of why people become addicted to soft drinks and what they do to our body: