NaturalNews) Have a Coke and a smile. Or, if you’re part of the ‘new generation,’ a Pepsi. 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?
But that’s the worst kind of evil, isn’t it? The sneaky, insidious kind? The kind you have to be ever vigilant about lest it permeate itself into the collective consciousness. 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.
What happens when you drink soda
The highly addictive nature of the sweeteners used in soda means it functions like a gateway drug. 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.